Seems like tensions in the Middle East have heightened adding yet another layer of danger to live export of Australian ships.
Four tankers were hit with limpet mines in Fujairah (in the Straits of Hormuz, apparently whilst the Al Shuwaikh was there at anchorage). This was a week prior to the controversial departure of the Ocean Drover - no doubt DAWR cant find their school geography books to look up where the Straits of Hormuz actually is.
This escalating issue between Iran and the US is driving the tension and instability of passage in that area. The reports are all about oil....but all ships in that area are at risk. Yet another risk on top of all the others.....