Tag: Iraq

  • US and UK Issue Warnings for Commercial Vessels in Persian Gulf and Surrounding Waters

    January 06: In response to recent US military action in Iraq, targeting a senior member of Iran’s military, the US and UK have both issued warnings to the maritime industry […]

  • Port Operations in Iraq Continue to Be Impaired by Protests

    November 27: Anti-government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence […]

  • Protesters Block Iraqi Port of Umm Qasr As Strikes Continue

    November 18: Protesters blocked entry to Iraq’s main commodities port again on Monday while schools and government offices in many southern cities were shut in response to calls for a […]

  • Iraq’s Main Port Reopens, 4 Protesters Killed in Baghdad

    November 07: Iraq’s main port reopened on Thursday after being blocked by protesters for five days, while in Baghdad, four protesters were shot dead while trying to remove security barriers […]

  • Operations at Iraqi Port of Basra Halted by Protesters

    October 30: Operations were at a near standstill at Iraq’s Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra on Wednesday after protesters blocked its entrance. Umm Qasr receives imports of grain, vegetable […]

  • Iraq Says Israeli Role in Gulf Flotilla Unacceptable

    August 12: Iraq has rejected any Israeli participation in a naval force to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, at the heart of tensions with Iran.  Iraq “rejects any participation of forces of […]

  • Iraq to Establish Military Base in Gulf Between Iran and Kuwait

    July 30: Iraq plans to build the largest naval base in the Arabian Gulf near the under-construction Al Faw Grand Port, which has been a huge obstacle for successive governments […]

  • FREE CSOA REPORT: Iran Seizes Third Tanker

    August 05: Initial reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC(N)) intercepted and seized an unspecified Iraqi oil tanker on the night of July 31.  For more information, CSO […]

  • New fleet arrives in Gulf

    Missions against ISIS continue. US beefs up naval presence in Arabian Gulf The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has entered the Arabian Gulf, joining the U.S. 5th Fleet to […]

  • Carrier extends Gulf stay

    Truman has wide-ranging and flexible mission capabilities. USS Truman’s Arabian Gulf Stay Extended By Month To Accelerate Anti-IS Campaign The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group’s presence in […]