┬áIran has held state-sponsored attacks responsible for the damage to at least three of its supertankers since April and has sought, through the International Maritime Organization , regional cooperation to address these concerns. “This is an attack organized by one or more states, since two other Iranian flagged VLCC tankers were similarly attacked in the same area,” the country’s embassy in the UK said in a recent letter to the IMO with reference to an attack last month on its VLCC, the Sabiti. A major concern is that the organized and directed pattern of these attacks within a short time and at similar locations has rendered the Red Sea region as unsafe, according to the letter seen by S&P Global Platts. Due to seemingly adverse conditions in the region, maritime safety and security is compromised, the letter said. Iran has conducted a comprehensive investigation to identify the […]