Shipping Braces for Israel’s Response to Iranian Attacks

16 Apr Shipping Braces for Israel’s Response to Iranian Attacks

Shipping has to contend with new danger zones following Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend and the hijacking of the MSC Aries.

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged warring parties to “step back from the brink” in what Ian Bremmer, a well-known political scientist and president of New York-based consultancy Eurasia Group, has described as the most perilous moment for the world since the Cuban missile crisis.

There are concerns about Iran’s potential blockade of the Strait of Hormuz, with security consultants advising all Israeli-linked tonnage to avoid the area, and the government in Tehran saying that all ships associated with the “Zionist regime” are banned from operating in the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and they will be “confiscated” if they enter the area.

One expert has warned that Algeria could open up another front against ships passing near its Mediterranean shoreline. 

Read more in an article from Splash.