Nigerian security forces have mounted an intensive search for pirates who raided an oil super tanker off it’s coast and seized 19 crew members but have so far not made any contact with the hostage takers, the West African country’s maritime agency said.
The 2.1 million barrels of crude oil aboard a tanker pursued by the US has been sold to an unnamed buyer, an Iranian government spokesman has said.
The U.S. is gravely disappointed with the U.K. after a Gibraltar court allowed the release of an Iranian tanker suspected of hauling oil to Syria, and threatened sanctions against ports, banks and anyone else who does business with the ship or its crew, two administration officials said.
A senior official in Gibraltar has denied reports that an Iranian tanker seized near the British overseas territory is poised to be released.
The owner of a British tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz earlier this month raised concerns about the safety of the crew still on board.
President Donald Trump said the U.S. “immediately destroyed” an Iranian drone that approached the USS Boxer near the Strait of Hormuz, though officials in Tehran denied losing one.
Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil.
Iran's top leader has said his country will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian tanker by British authorities.
An oil tanker run by BP Plc is being kept inside the Persian Gulf in fear it could be seized by Iran in a tit-for-tat response to the arrest by Gibraltar last week of a vessel hauling the Islamic Republic’s crude.
British special forces seized a supertanker off Gibraltar carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European and U.S. sanctions against the war-torn country.
An oil tanker thought to be carrying Iranian oil to Syria has been detained by Royal Marines in Gibraltar.
Italy's hardline interior minister has branded the migrants who hijacked a tanker as pirates while aid groups blamed European Union policy for the incident which was ended by the intervention of a Maltese special operations team.
Police, firefighters and paramedics have been called to an accident in an Angus town.
An Iranian oil tanker has collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said.
The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 148, with dozens more in a critical condition, a rescue official said.
Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker have pleaded for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom.
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia in the first attack on a large commercial vessel there since 2012.
Oil-hauling supertankers are bracing for the worst earnings year since 2013 as they become collateral damage in OPEC’s quest to trim a global glut of crude.
Pakistani firefighters said the death toll has risen to at least 17 people after a fire from a decommissioned oil tanker.
A tanker with oil from eastern Libya returned with its cargo to the North African country after the United Nations blacklisted the shipment, amid an escalating struggle between the nation’s rival governments for control of its crude wealth.
Svein Kvalavaag, the captain of the Norwegian Siem Pilot vessel, said yesterday that he picked up 671 from two wooden boats north of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Late last night, he was asked to take 99 more migrants who had been rescued by a Russian tanker. Mr Kvalavaag told the Norwegian industry site www.maritime.no that the 770 people included 140 women, of whom three were pregnant, and 45 children. They were all taken to the southern Italian island of Sicily.