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Houthis Claim Attack on Four Ships at Israel's Haifa Port

Jun 23, 2024

Yemen's Houthis said early on Sunday that they had conducted a joint military operation with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq militant group, targeting four ships at Israel's northern Haifa port.The Houthi military spokesperson, Yahya Saree, said in a televised statement that the two groups launched a drone attack on two cement tankers and two cargo ships at the Haifa port on Saturday.He said the ships belonged to companies that 'violated the ban on entering the ports of occupied Palestine'…

Mayor of Russia's Novorossiisk Port Issues Sea Drone Alert

Jul 17, 2024

The mayor of the Russian Black Sea port city of Novorossiisk issued a sea drone alert on Thursday morning, he said on the Telegram messaging app.Mayor Andrei Kravchenko urged locals to stay away from the shoreline. Ukrainian sea drones have in the past attacked Russian ships near the port…

EFI: Shorthorn Express Headed Back to Israel Despite Earlier Attack

Jul 08, 2024

Ethical Farming Ireland (EFI) has raised concerns that the livestock carrier Shorthorn Express is currently sailing to Israel from Greenore despite having previously been subject to a Houthi attack in the Red Sea region in June. The Shorthorn…

Singapore Port Congestion Shows Global Impact of Red Sea Attacks

Jun 25, 2024

Congestion at Singapore's container port is at its worst since the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign of how prolonged vessel re-routing to avoid Red Sea attacks has disrupted global ocean shipping - with bottlenecks also appearing in other Asian and European ports…

FBI Says Chinese Hackers Preparing to Attack US Infrastructure

Apr 29, 2024

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting 'for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow,' FBI Director Christopher Wray said earlier this month.An ongoing Chinese hacking campaign…

The Maritime Industry Has Unique Cybersecurity Challenges

Apr 08, 2024

With supply chain attacks on the rise, and nation-state attackers constantly looking for new ways to disrupt national security and economic stability, one of the most vulnerable areas is the security around our maritime operations. The Biden…

CMA CGM to Halt Calls at Haiti's Port au Prince

Mar 15, 2024

French shipping group CMA CGM said on Friday it was suspending its calls at Port au Prince due to the worsening security situation in the Haitian capital.The group, one of the world's largest container lines, will call at Lafito, 20 km from Port au Prince…

Biden Executive Order Targets Cybersecurity at US Ports

Feb 21, 2024

President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order aiming to strengthen cybersecurity at U.S. ports amid growing threats to America's vital maritime supply chains.The directive bolsters the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to address maritime cyber threats…

Israel Intercepts 'Suspicious Target' off Haifa

Feb 09, 2024

Israel's military said it had intercepted a 'suspicious aerial target' on Friday off the northern port city of Haifa amid high tension along its frontier with Lebanon.The seaports of Haifa and Ashdod are crucial gateways for Israel's trade.An…

Australian Welfare Organizations Call for Suspension of Live Animal Exports

Feb 07, 2024

The Australian Alliance for Animals has written an open letter to animal exporters imploring them to voluntarily suspend all live animal exports to or through the Red Sea while the risk of attack remains and to suspend any extended journeys to the Middle East via the Cape of Good Hope…

New Mechanism Planned for Ukraine Black Sea Grain Exports

Feb 04, 2024

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss a new mechanism to allow Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during his upcoming visit to Turkey, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said on Sunday…

Australian Livestock: Second Vessel Heads to Red Sea

Feb 02, 2024

A ship carrying 16,000 sheep and cows that turned back from the Red Sea due to the risk of attack off Yemen was stranded at an Australian port in a heatwave on Friday as the exporter sought to offload at least some of the animals into quarantine…

Australia Recalls Livestock Carrier Destined for Middle East

Jan 21, 2024

The Australian Government has recalled the livestock carrier Bahijah after it diverted from the Red Sea over a week into its voyage to the Middle East.The Bahijah loaded cattle and sheep in Fremantle, Western Australia, and departed for the Middle East on January 5…

Drone Attack: Russia Suspends Operations at Ust-Luga

Jan 21, 2024

Russian energy company Novatek said on Sunday it had been forced to suspend some operations at a huge Baltic Sea fuel export terminal due to a fire started by what Ukrainian media said was a drone attack.The giant Ust-Luga complex, located on the Gulf of Finland about 170 km (110 miles) west of St…

Houthi Attacks Expose China's Commercial Stakes in Red Sea

Jan 15, 2024

China has called for an end to attacks on civilian vessels in the Red Sea that have dramatically widened the Hamas-Israel conflict and placed Beijing's commercial interests along the Suez Canal at risk.The Iran-backed Houthi militia from Yemen…

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