• Joseph O'Donnell

Saudi oil tanker attack: Pentagon to deploy U.S. forces to Middle East

According to an CNBC article from Friday Sept. 20th, the Pentagon announced it will deploy U.S. forces to the Middle East in response to the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

President Trump openly stated suspicions that Iran has been behind the attacks and that the U.S. is not seeking a war, but merely acting in defense of its ally. Read the full article here.

If tensions continue to rise and conflict breaks out then shipments passing through the area could be negatively affected.

In such circumstances carriers may begin implementing or increasing war risk surcharges. Other logistical issues such as vessel rerouting, cancellations, and detainment could also occur.

German Map of Saudi Arabia and Southern Iran. Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay

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