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Israel/Gaza conflict


Geopolitical tensions in the inner Middle East region have increased since the escalation of the Israel-Gaza conflict in October 2023. The situation remains volatile and transits in the Gulf of Aden, Southern Red Sea, and Persian Gulf, as well as port calls in Israel, should be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Published 10 October 2023

Updated 17 April 2024

Below we provide an overview of Gard’s relevant loss prevention material, as well as links to some useful external websites and guidelines, that may assist ship operators, masters, and crews to prepare and respond to the ongoing situation in the region. However, please note that the situation remains fluid and can change at any time.

Operational and security risks

Red Sea – situation update 12 March 2024

Geopolitical tensions in the Red Sea have increased since the commencement of the Israel-Gaza conflict and this is particularly relevant for assets with links to Israel, the US and UK transiting the region. The many recent incidents involving attacks on merchant vessels in the Southern Red Sea display a significant increase in the Houthis’ capability to disrupt merchant shipping.

Israel – port situation 17 April 2024

The situation in Israel and Gaza remains volatile and we recommend assessing all port calls in the country on a case-by-case basis. Appropriate measures should be incorporated into ship contingency plans.

Legal implications

Israel/Gaza conflict: contractual implications 17 October 2023

The article answers some of the trade-related and contractual questions shipowners might have in this turbulent and highly volatile situation.

External sources of information

Below we have provided links to some relevant websites and guidelines that may assist ship operators, masters, and crews to stay alert and prepare and respond to the ongoing situation.

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