- Escalating tensions between Tehran, Tel Aviv and Washington will raise risk of maritime attacks around Fujairah port in coming months
- Emirati shipping will not be a priority target for Tehran, but Israel-linked shipping travelling to Fujairah will remain at high risk
- Longer-term shipping risks will depend on outcome of US-Iran nuclear talks, with deal to ease sanctions likely to improve regional maritime security
The Panama-flagged tanker Asphalt Princess – owned by Dubai-based Prime Tanker LLC – was hijacked on 3 August by armed individuals roughly 60 nautical miles off the coast of the Emirati port of Fujairah.
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