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Assessing Security Situation in Red Sea and GOA regions

Update on 19 Jun 2024:-

INTERCARGO unequivocally condemns in the strongest terms the actions of any party deliberately targeting innocent civilian seafarers and ships peacefully sailing through international waters in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden area.

Bulk carrier TUTOR (IMO: 9942627) was targeted by explosive boat and a missile on 12 Jun 24. TUTOR was underway with her AIS off when attacked. The vessel took on water and was drifting, not under command. One crew member is unaccounted for and presumed deceased, the remainder of the crew was rescued and transported to safety. Military authorities reported maritime debris and oil sighted in the last reported location on 17 Jun 2024. The vessel was believed to have sunk in position 14˚19’N 041˚14’E”.

Between 19 Nov 2023 and 15 Jun 2024, there were 67 attacks (details at link), causing four seafarer fatalities and many injuries as well as the total losses to two ships.

The shipping community is appalled and deeply saddened with the tragic news. We utterly condemn these assaults which directly contravene the fundamental principle of freedom of navigation. Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and loved ones of the seafarer who tragically lost their life. It is deplorable that innocent seafarers are being attacked while simply performing their jobs, vital jobs which keep the world warm, fed, and clothed.

This is an unacceptable situation, and these attacks must stop now. We call for States with influence in the region to safeguard our innocent seafarers and for the swift de-escalation of the situation in the Red Sea. We have heard the condemnation and appreciate the words of support, but we urgently seek action to stop the unlawful attacks on these vital workers and this vital industry.


Update on 23 Apr 2024:-


  1. No reported incident during 14-20 Apr 2024
  2. Houthi Capability Update – Capability Ranges
  3. Targeted ships
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