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Week in charts: No immediate impact on Bab el Mandeb transits | Malta STS transfers of Russian oil quadruple | Container shipping newbuild deluge continues

Houthi attacks haven’t dissuaded shipowners from sending their vessels through the Bab el Mandeb Strait, a new STS site has emerged after a Greek clampdown and the containership newbuildings keep on coming

Week in Charts Red Sea Risk

Houthis continue war on shipping with one tanker abandoned

The Iran-backed rebel group claims to have targeted eight vessels over the weekend, including US aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, which US Central Command called ‘categorically false’

Red Sea Risk Dry Bulk

Marine insurance: Baltimore is game changer for rates

Sector faces potential exposure up to $3bn but will not know for certain for years to come. That’s little comfort to underwriters making pricing decisions in the here and now

Mid-Year outlook Casualty

No immediate impact on Bab el Mandeb transits after wave of Houthi aggression

The Houthis threaten to continue their Red Sea campaign with even ‘greater’ attacks, as security analysts warn of more disruption and the prospect of new weapons systems

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Piracy incidents on the rise off Bangladesh

A report by Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia has raised the alarm on piracy issues off Bangladesh, while another bulker was attacked in the Strait of Malacca

Risk and Compliance Dry Bulk

Shipping industry calls for action to end ‘unacceptable’ Red Sea attacks

Several big hitters in the shipping industry have signed a statement calling on ‘states of influence’ near the Red Sea region to take action to stop attacks on shipping in the area

Red Sea Risk Dry Bulk

Vessel traffic partly halted at Dardanelles Strait due to forest fires

Strong wind in the region made it difficult for firefighters to control forest fires that started on June 18

Containers Ship operations

Second ship believed sunk by Yemen’s Houthis in Red Sea attacks

Tutor became the second merchant ship to be sunk by the Houthis in the Red Sea

Red Sea Risk Casualty

Tutor master reveals horror of Houthi drone boat attack

Christian Domarique told reporters he and his crew tried, but failed, to recover the body of the seafarer killed in the attack 

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Cameroon ranked worst-performing flag state by Paris MOU

Tanzania and Cameroon were named ‘very high risk’ by the port state control agreement, with Cameroon the worst-performing flag for the third year running

Risk and Compliance Ports and Logistics

Two vessels abandoned in Red Sea after Houthi attacks

Two vessels attacked by Iran-backed rebel group the Houthis late last week have been abandoned by crew and continue to take on water

Red Sea Risk Casualty

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Has shipping’s nuclear option reached critical mass?

There is a growing body of opinion across shipping that is routinely referring to nuclear, alongside carbon capture technology, as the only real options on the table that will allow shipping to fully decarbonise by 2050. Has the previously fringe option of nuclear-powered ships become sufficiently mainstream for the industry to consider leapfrogging ammonia and hydrogen as a more pragmatic solution?

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