The latest attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Aden are accelerating the rerouting of bulkers and tankers away from the Red Sea, according to shipping intelligence firm Windward.

Following the hits on the 63,600-dwt Eagle Gibraltar (built 2015) and 56,900-dwt Zografia (built 2010), the company said there was an overall 8% decrease in traffic to the Gulf of Aden and a 41% fall in the number of crude tankers in just one day.