Attacks Lead 2M To Rerouting Of Ships

December 07, 2023

Attacks Lead 2M To Rerouting Of Ships

 

Several ships have come under attack in the Middle East recently, which has convinced some carriers to reroute vessels around the Cape of Good Hope.

Two cargo ships with Israeli ownership were attacked last week due to the continuation of hostilities in Israel and Gaza.

The container ship ‘CMA CGM Symi’ was attacked by a drone and sustained some minor damage, while the car carrier ‘Galaxy Leader’ is believed to have been boarded by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea, before being seized and diverted to Yemen.

Further ships are understood to have come under attack by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the region, which do not have any known links to Israel.

The 2M Alliance have confirmed that some of their vessels will be rerouting around Africa and the Cape Of Good Hope on their current voyage. This would usually add around 10-12 days to overall transit times.

Rerouted Ships Announced:
MSC Ingy
MSC Diana
MSC Mirjam
Maersk Camden
Maersk Campton

A customer advisory from Maersk, which also named several vessels that are temporarily being replaced, did not state whether these ships have links to Israel.

There could be more diversions confirmed in the coming days. The Killick Martin team are monitoring the situation and will be notifying any customers that have been directly impacted by the above.

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