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Middle East

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Bahri reportedly puts LNG charter plan on ice

Given that the shipping tender was specifically tied to the Port Arthur project, it is not a surprise it has been put on hold

Saudi Arabia US States

Shipping sanctions ambiguity to extend beyond US election

The latest guidance from the US on sanctions helpfully ‘freshens’ up existing recommendations and collates them in one place. But there is little new outlined

United States Venezuela

Venezuela shipments test US maritime sanctions resolve

A product tanker that discharged gasoline in Venezuela last month remains flagged by Liberia and under UK-based protection and indemnity cover. Elsewhere, four Iranian-flagged tankers are heading to Venezuela laden with the light distillate

International United States

Stolt-Nielsen tanker escapes Gulf of Aden attack

The attack took place about 75 nautical miles off Yemen’s coast in the westbound transit corridor of the Gulf of Aden IRTC

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Sierra Leone flag targeted by sanctions-busting tanker

Sierra Leone is the newest registry favoured by ships tracked shipping Iranian crude and liquefied petroleum gas

Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Saudi crude fleet in US Gulf as May exports slashed

Seven VLCCs have so far arrived and are at anchor in waters off Houston and New Orleans

United States Saudi Arabia

US issues alert to shipping over ‘sanctions evasion practices’

US agencies have issued a global advisory to the maritime industry alerting it to ‘deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions’

International United States

Two vessels run aground in Singapore Strait

No injuries have been reported, but the cause of the incident is still unknown

Singapore Casualty

Iran confirms 19 sailors killed in Gulf of Oman friendly-fire incident

An Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, killing 19 Iranian sailors and wounding 15, Iran’s state media has reported

Middle East and Africa Iran
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Africa

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regions :: Africa

Eagle Bulk supramax suffers engine failure

The 55,989 dwt vessel was ballasting from India to South Africa for bunkers when a “minor issue” with the main engine was detected

Dry Bulk South Africa

US boosts loan to Mozambique LNG in competition with Russia and China

The Exim Bank helps foreign companies buy American products when private lenders will not provide financing, with one of its goals being to ‘advance the US’ comparative leadership in the world with respect to China’

Mozambique Russian Federation

Stolt-Nielsen tanker escapes Gulf of Aden attack

The attack took place about 75 nautical miles off Yemen’s coast in the westbound transit corridor of the Gulf of Aden IRTC

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Sierra Leone flag targeted by sanctions-busting tanker

Sierra Leone is the newest registry favoured by ships tracked shipping Iranian crude and liquefied petroleum gas

Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Seafarers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attacks

Nearly 50 crew have been abducted in the region so far, as Dryad Global warns of an uptick in kidnap for ransom cases in the Gulf of Guinea

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

This is why shipping degree students should stay positive

Over the decades, shipping has exhibited resilience. Malcom McLean’s containerisation was more disruptive to global supply chains than the coronavirus outbreak but it has become integral to the way we work

Greece United Kingdom

Pirates kidnap 10 crew from bunkers tanker off Nigeria

Vemahope is reported to have been attacked by attacked by a gang on a speedboat about 90 nautical miles southwest of the Bonga Terminal in Nigeria

Nigeria Piracy and Security

UN probes Sharjah-Libya jet fuel shipment as UAE boosts crude imports

The UAE is among countries implicated in Libyan arms embargo violations, and one of only five tracked receiving Libyan oil exports since the country’s National Oil Company declared force majeure

Middle East and Africa Libya

Crew believed held in Benin anchorage pirate attack

According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence, 11 members of the crew managed to lock themselves in the citadel, while contact was lost with eight others who are believed to have been taken hostage on board

Middle East and Africa Benin
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