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Bridget Diakun

Maritime Risk Analyst, Lloyd's List Intelligence

London

Bridget Diakun joined Lloyd’s List Intelligence in January 2022 as a data journalist. She initially worked on understanding the impact that the war in Ukraine had on commercial shipping in the Black and Caspian seas.

In 2023, she was named 'Multimedia Journalist of the Year' by the Seahorse Freight Association for her extensive investigation into the trade out of the occupied ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk.

Now a Maritime Risk Analyst, Bridget focuses on the intersection of geopolitics and commercial shipping. She assesses the impact of conflict on seaborne trade, how the maritime industry adapts to sanctions and investigates tactics used by vessels to disguise illicit activities.

Latest From Bridget Diakun

Houthis begin warning owners and operators as bulker hit in Red Sea

Houthi rebels claim to have alerted owners and operators that vessels would be targeted if any related ship called at Israeli ports

Red Sea Risk Risk and Compliance

IRS chief defends classing Russia-trading dark tankers as fleet doubles

The IRS continues to follow the existing sanctions regime, but as long as the vessels are not directly related to Russia, it does not turn them away

Risk and Compliance Tankers and Gas

China military drills around Taiwan test shipping’s nerves

Seaborne traders with a stake in this vast market must note the renewed tension in the Taiwan Strait as a stark reminder of the potential risks they face should the security situation worsen

Risk and Compliance Political Risk and Trade

Greece-owned merchant fleet adapts to changing tides

Chinese business gains momentum while Russian trade loses lustre

Special Report Containers

Houthis yet to make good on latest round of threats

The attack on MSC Orion in the Indian Ocean sparked concerns the Houthis would hit ships further afield, but so far they have not managed this

Red Sea Risk Risk and Compliance

Shipment from occupied Sevastopol to Venezuela marks new direction for Russia grain trades

A sanctioned Russian bulker, owned by a sanctioned Russia firm, has loaded grain from a sanctioned occupied port and is headed to Russia’s heavily sanctioned trading partner Venezuela. The shipment comes as Russia is looking to legitimise trade lanes from occupied Ukrainian territories with its international partners

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