Owners Say Armed Security Needed on Cargo Ships For Houthi Red Sea Attacks

Owners Say Armed Security Needed on Cargo Ships For Houthi Red Sea Attacks


Shipowners determined to make a bid for a return to normalcy in global trade without running the risk of becoming a victim of Iran-backed rebels in the Red Sea are asking for clearance to embark armed security teams.

The great flow of trade carrying merchandise and energy from the Gulf and East to Europe and the U.S. Eastern seaboard has been disrupted for months following repeated attacks by Iran-backed, Shiite Islamist Houthi militias attacking cargo ships transiting the Red Sea. While hundreds of voyages have been impacted, with many ships being forced to divert around the Horn of Africa, adding weeks and millions of dollars in extra costs per voyage, some shipping companies are looking at how soon they can return to using the Red

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