Maritime

Iranian VLCC issues distress call in Red Sea off Saudi coast
The vessel, one of the world’s largest crude tankers, signaled distress at 6:30am Iran time on Tuesday, about 75 miles off of Yanbu
Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation
Bahrain steps up to join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran
ACO Marine installs wastewater treatment units aboard ropax sister ships
The three 87.6m vessels were each retrofitted with a Clarimar MF-2 biological-type sewage treatment plant
Iranian tanker departs Gibraltar and enters international waters
Iran’s ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, confirmed in a post on Twitter that the oil tanker was headed to international waters.
DMCA opens new Maritime Licensing Centre in Umm Suqeim
Opening of new one-stop shop to complete registration and technical inspection falls in line with efforts to achieve customer happiness
Ferry services of Dalma Island transferred from Mugharag Port to Jebel Al Dhana Marsa
This comes in part of ITC’s continuous endeavour to develop the maritime services in Al Dhafra Region
Iranian tanker remains off Gibraltar despite being set free
Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, said earlier that the tanker was free to leave as soon as it had organised its logistics
New Suez Canal Authority chairman appointed in Egypt
Its previous head, Mohab Mamish, has been appointed as an advisor to the president on seaports
Asyad sets up dedicated port call centre at Duqm, Salalah and Sohar
The centre will also be available for ports operated by the port management company, Marafi, in Suwaiq, Khasab, Shinas, and Sultan Qaboos, Muscat
SpaceX grows maritime fleet for recovery logistics
SpaceX’s recovery logistics was marine-based from the beginning
Breakbulk Middle East returns to Dubai after 83% increase in attendance
The 2019 edition in February witnessed an 83% increase in attendance, reinforcing its standing as the fastest-growing event in the global Breakbulk portfolio
UK sends HMS Kent to Arabian Gulf to join US Navy mission
The deployment was first announced last month and will see the Kent relieve another British ship, HMS Duncan, already working in the region

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