Beijing calls on the Houthis to stop their campaign against merchant shipping

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met with his Yemeni counterpart Shaya Mohsen Al-Zindan today in Beijing where the dire security situation in and around the Red Sea was discussed.  Wang said the Red Sea situation was directly down to the ongoing war in Gaza.  “China calls for an end to harassment...

Cook Islands in, Australia out in changing of the guard at the Asian Shipowners’ Association

One of the founding members of the largest regional shipowning body in the world has decided to quit. The Asian Shipowners’ Association met in Hong Kong today for its annual general meeting, a body that controls more than one in two ships afloat today. The association is a continuation of the Asian...

Companies that own and operate oil tanker plead guilty to environmental crimes in US

The oil tanker PS Dream

The US Department of Justice reports that two related companies that operated the motor tanker PS Dream – Prive Overseas Marine and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret – have pleaded guilty to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), and obstruction of justice...

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