A VLCC tanker owned by a Saudi Arabian shipping group was attacked on the 3rd April, south west of the port of Hodeidah in Yemen, in international waters.

"The VLCC (very large crude carrier) suffered only minor damage and there were no injuries to our crew aboard. The cargo was unaffected and there was no loss of containment. The crude carrier successfully resumed her northward journey across the Red Sea," the owners confirmed in a statement.

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Pirate skiffs were scared away from a private yacht off Yemen when Japanese and Pakistani warships came into view.

An Australian couple, Lachin and Louise Turner, and their daughter 11 and son 4, were sailing off Yemen as part of a round-the-world tour when they were approached by pirates. The family was stalked for about four hours. During that time, more skiffs arrived, cutting in front of them; trying to halt their progress towards other vessels in the area.

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Regal Maritime Solutions recognised for excellence in the transport security sector at the inaugural Counter Terror Awards 2018.

The first ever Counter Terror Awards were held this week at the Security & Counter Terror Expo. Regal Maritime Solutions were shortlisted for the Transport Security Award, in relation to their continued efforts within the maritime security sector. The company went onto win the Transport Security Award for 2018.

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