The so-called shadow war between Iran and Israel has entered the maritime sphere, and attacks at sea have become more prominent in 2021. Most recently, an attack on an oil tanker, which left two dead, has escalated the situation – and the risk – substantially.
Several incidents affecting vessels seemingly with association to the two nations have occurred over the last several months. Most recently, there was an attack on oil tanker Mercer Steet, which was attacked at the end of July, with a fatal outcome.
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