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Marine Insurers Set to Raise Rates After Red Sea Attacks on Merchant Ships

LONDON – Insurers are set to raise the cost of providing cover for merchant ships through the Red Sea after a series of incidents that have hit vessels around Saudi Arabian waters, industry sources said. The possibility of more attacks …

Marsh Sees Hike in Demand for Political Violence Insurance in Gulf After Tanker Attacks

Marsh, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers and risk advisers, has seen a spike in clients’ inquiries for political violence cover in the Gulf after attacks on tankers and oil installations rattled the region last year, an executive said. …

Iranian Oil Tanker Struck, Probably by Missiles: Iran Media

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil …

While Ships in Persian Gulf Turn Off Transponders to Avoid Seizure, Collision Risks Rise

Following weeks of mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf where vessels have been attacked and an oil tanker has been seized, recent news reports reveal that shipowners are trying minimize risk – by turning off their transponders and changing their …

Oil Tankers Cut Navigation Risks in Strait of Hormuz by Vanishing from Tracking Systems

Oil tanker owners are finding a way to reduce the risks of navigating the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important — and lately most dangerous — energy chokepoint: vanish from global tracking systems. Copying from Iran’s own playbook, at …

UK Navy Stops Iran from Blocking BP Oil Tanker Leaving Persian Gulf

The British navy intervened to stop Iran from blocking a commercial oil tanker leaving the Persian Gulf, heightening friction just as European nations scramble to salvage a landmark nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic. The BP Plc-operated British Heritage, which …

Insurance for Middle East Oil Shipments Soars to More Than $500,000

The cost of insuring Middle East oil shipments is soaring as tensions mount in a region responsible for about a third of all seaborne petroleum. So-called war risk premiums for a standard oil cargo from the Persian Gulf and the …

Oil Shippers Continue Sailing Through Strait of Hormuz – with Heightened Security

A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran – and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth …

Iranian Forces Were Likely Responsible for Attacks on Tankers, Says Insurer DNK

Iranian forces were likely responsible for the attacks that occurred Thursday on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, according to a report seen by Bloomberg from DNK, the insurer of one of the ships. The Norwegian insurer has raised …

War Risk Insurance Premiums Surge for Oil Tanker Owners After Gulf Attacks

Oil tanker owners face spiraling insurance costs to load cargoes from the world’s largest crude-export region after the latest round of attacks on vessels. War risk premiums that owners pay each time they go to the Persian Gulf have now …