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Oil Tanker Seized by Iran in 2023 Anchors Near UAE Coast

Oil Tanker Seized by Iran in 2023 Anchors Near UAE Coast

3 hours ago
A Chevron-chartered oil tanker seized by Iran more than a year ago has dropped anchor near the United Arab Emirates port of Khor Fakkan, ship tracking data showed on Monday.The Marshall Islands-flagged Advantage Sweet was boarded by Iran's military in the Gulf of Oman in April 2023 after an alleged collision with an Iranian boat.After sailing away from Iran last week, its latest position was located close to the UAE, LSEG data showed on Monday.A Chevron spokesperson said on Saturday it was aware of reports that the tanker was released on July 10.
Houthis Conduct Military Operations in Gulf of Aden, Israel's Eilat

Houthis Conduct Military Operations in Gulf of Aden, Israel's Eilat

19 hours ago
Yemen's Houthis said on Sunday they had conducted two military operations, one in the Gulf of Aden and one in Eilat at the southern tip of Israel.Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree said the group had targeted the Israeli ship MSC UNIFIC in the Gulf of Aden with ballistic missiles and drones in addition to attacking military targets in Eilat with drones.The spokesperson said that the latest Houthi military operations came in response to the Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis on Saturday, an attack which claimed the lives of at least 90 Palestinians and wounded 300 others, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.Separately, the U.S.
Hydrogen-powered Ferry Sea Change Set to Enter Service

Hydrogen-powered Ferry Sea Change Set to Enter Service

yesterday
The first-of-its-kind hydrogen-fueled ferry Sea Change will soon begin public service, providing zero-emissions transport for passengers in San Francisco Bay.The groundbreaking commercial passenger vessel is the world’s first powered 100% by zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells. It was developed by owner SWITCH Maritime with grant support from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a solution to reduce emissions from the marine transportation system.A group of private and public sector partners came together to officially launch the Sea Change on July 12, and the vessel will commence operations on July 19.
Gemini Alliance Held Up by FMC Probe

Gemini Alliance Held Up by FMC Probe

3 days ago
A global operational alliance between two of the world’s largest container shipping companies will not go into effect next week as planned following a move by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to study the potential competitive impacts of the arrangement.The FMC said on Friday it is seeking more information to determine the potential competitive impacts of the proposed Gemini Cooperation Agreement, which would allow ocean carriers Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to share vessels in the trades between the United States and Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.Maersk A/S and Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC filed the Gemini Cooperation Agreement at the Commission on May 31, 2024.
Merchant Vessel Reports Explosions Near Yemen

Merchant Vessel Reports Explosions Near Yemen

3 days ago
British security firm Ambrey said early on Friday that a merchant vessel reported two explosions about 21 nautical miles (39 km) west of Yemen's Mocha.One "missile" impacted the water and another exploded in the air, the vessel reported to Ambrey, adding that both explosions occurred within 0.5 nautical miles of the vessel."The vessel was withholding its automatic identification system transmissions at the time. Ambrey is investigating the vessel's affiliations with the Houthi target profile," the Ambrey advisory said.