A Dubai-owned LNG carrier has entered the Gulf of Aden en route for the Mediterranean, in what looks set to be the first full transit of the Red Sea and Suez Canal since mid-January, when vessels from this sector moved to avoid these waters amid the wave of Houthi attacks on merchant shipping.

Kpler data shows the 137,200-cbm steam turbine Asya Energy (built 2002), which is in ballast, as having been idle off the coast of Oman for several days before heading south-west towards the region around 11 June.