The Iranian supertanker detained last month on suspicion of hauling oil to Syria in violation of European sanctions set sail from Gibraltar waters after being released by the British territory and is now signaling Greece as its next destination.
The Government said it remains "deeply concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf.
The U.K. is in talks with the U.S. and other allies about beefing up their military presence in the Persian Gulf to deal with the rising threat to shipping posed by Iran.
Britain is currently backing the US in its assessment that Iran is responsible for suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Foreign Secretary has said.
Saudi Arabia has said two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks that caused "significant damage" to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the US.
Technology specialist Cyberhawk has used UAVs to complete an inspection of an oil tanker, seven times more quickly than through traditional means.
An oil tanker carrying 22 Indian crewmen has gone missing off the coast of West Africa.
Preparations are under way to send a robot submarine to explore a sunken Iranian oil tanker where all 32 crew members are believed to have died, Chinese officials said.
Rescue ships looking for 31 missing crew members from a burning oil tanker have expanded their search area to more than 1,000 square miles (2,600 sq km), authorities said.
Firefighting vessels have resumed attempts to put out a blaze aboard an oil tanker in the East China Sea, according to media reports.
An explosion has rocked a stricken oil tanker off the coast of Shanghai, forcing maritime authorities to suspend firefighting and rescue efforts.
US military divers have recovered the bodies of all 10 sailors killed in a collision between an American destroyer and an oil tanker near Singapore.
Footage has emerged online showing a 'rogue' wave hitting a shipping tanker as it sails through the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic.
Iraq is planing to acquire a "large fleet" of tankers in a bid to transport OPEC crude to global markets.
Oil companies booked tankers to store as many as 9 million barrels of crude in northwest Europe amid signs that space in on-land depots is filling up, a ship-operator said. The glut could get bigger still, given the region is scheduled to load the most cargoes in 4 1/2 years next month.
At least 11 labourers have died after an explosion at a ship-breaking yard in south-west Pakistan.
US Marshals have detained a Shell-charted tanker.
Oil traders increased the fleet of ships deployed in the North Sea to store crude, the latest sign of faltering demand that has triggered the biggest buildup of stockpiles at sea since 2009.
A vessel carrying 560 metric tons of bunker fuel sank after a collision with a chemical tanker in the Singapore Strait late Wednesday, the city-state’s Maritime and Port Authority or MPA said. Shipping traffic in the waterway remains undisrupted and there were no signs of any fuel leak, the MPA said in a statement on Thursday.
Four months into oil’s rebound from a six-year low, the tanker market is sending a clear signal that the rally is under threat. A sudden surge in demand for supertankers drove benchmark charter rates 57 percent higher in the two weeks through May 20. OPEC will have almost half a billion barrels of oil in transit to buyers at the start of June, the most this year, while analysts say about 20 million barrels is being stored on ships in another indication the glut has yet to dissipate. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is pumping the most oil in more than two years, determined to defend market share rather than prices.
An oil tanker that hauled 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude to the US six months ago didn’t unload its cargo and is now making a return trip across the Atlantic Ocean with the shipment still on board. The United Kalavryta is heading to Gibraltar, the British territory on the southern tip of Spain, Kyriakos Maragoudakis, operations manager at Piraeus, Greece-based Marine Management Services M.C., the ship’s operator, said.
Oil companies including Shell have booked supertankers to store crude at sea. Other firms, including Vitol and Trafigura, have acquired crude tankers for up to 12 months. According to reports, freight brokers said the increase in long-term bookings was “unusual” and could be used to store excess crude at sea until prices rebound.
Fighter jets dispatched by Libya’s internationally recognised government bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship at an eastern city controlled by Islamist extremists, killing two crew members and wounding two, Libyan and Greek officials said. The bombing highlights the chaos that has gripped Libya since its 2011 civil war that deposed and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan officials apologised for the bombing as the Greek foreign ministry demanded compensation for the victims’ families and punishment for those behind the attack.