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Qatar Ships 3,000th LNG Cargo To Japan

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Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Qatargas has set another milestone as it successfully delivered the 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan.The cargo was transported onboard Al Jasra, a conventional LNG vessel with a capacity of 135,000 cubic meters.  The cargo was delivered to the Kawagoe LNG Receiving Terminal, owned and operated by JERA.

S'hail Shipping Adds Two Vessels to Fleet

(L-R) Shail Al Rayyan and Shail Al Dukhan. Photos: S'hail Shipping and Maritime Services

Qatar-based S'hail Shipping and Maritime Services has recently added MV S'hail Al Dukhan, 74143 DWT built at Namura, Japan and MV S'hail Al Rayan, 76629 DWT built at Imabari, Japan, to its fleet.S’hail took Delivery of Shail Al Rayyan on 14th June 2019 and Shail Al Dukhan on 13th June 2019, said the company sources.

US Releases New Images from Tanker Attacks

Unexploded Limpet Mine Removed from M/T Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman (Photo: NAVCENT)

The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the attack."Iran is responsible for the attack based

Analysis: Strait of Hormuz and the Risk of Escalation

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The Strait of Hormuz, the narrow shipping lane between Iran and Oman named after the fabulously wealthy ancient kingdom of Ormus, has fascinated oil traders since the Iranian revolution in 1979. Iran has periodically threatened to close the strait to enemy shipping, while the United States and its allies

Boskalis to Salvage Gulf of Oman Tankers

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Dutch marine engineer Boskalis said on Friday it had has been appointed to salvage both tankers that were hit in the Gulf of Oman in a suspected attack.Boskalis said the condition of the Front Altair tanker, carrying a cargo of naphtha, was still worrying, although the fire on the ship had been extinguished on Thursday.

INTERTANKO Says Vessels at Risk in Gulf

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The tanker association INTERTANKO condemned unprovoked attack against two tankers on innocent passage in international waters in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday 13 June.The attacks on tankers in Straits of Hormuz unacceptably threatens the lives of innocent seafarers, the fragile environment of the region and the economies of the world, it said.

Oil Prices Jump 2% After Tanker Attacks

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Oil prices settled 2.2% higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.The attacks near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz reignited worries about an impact to flows from the Middle East if

Unexploded Device Spotted on Attacked Tanker

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An unexploded device, believed to be a limpet mine, was spotted on the side of one of two oil tankers attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.If confirmed, then the method of attack would be the same as the one that the United States

DHT and Heidmar Halt New Bookings to Mid-East Gulf

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Oil tanker owners DHT Holdings and Heidmar have suspended new bookings to the Mid-East Gulf, three ship brokers said, following suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.DHT has a large fleet of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) and Heidmar has a wide range of oil tankers.

Two Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman

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Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices as much as 4% higher over worries about Middle East supplies.The Front Altair, carrying petrochemical feedstock, was on fire in waters between Gulf Arab states and

Kenz Figee Expands to ME

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Kenz Figee, supplier in the design, production and maintenance of innovative lifting- and hoisting solutions for the offshore- and harbor industries, recently opened its branch office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.Together with partner NAMA development enterprises, Kenz Figee will operate from its own office in the Fotouh Al Khair Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Grounded Bulker Refloated off Oman

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A bulk cement carrier that ran aground off beaches of Al-Fazayah Beach, Salalah in Oman has been refloated in one piece and without no damage to the environment, said the company behind the salvage operation, Resolve Marine Group.The partially loaded vessel, RAYSUTT II, departed Port of Salalah in May

Iran, Iraq Plan Two Oilfields Development

Photo:Ministry of Petroleum, Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran and Iraq have reached an agreement for joint development of the Naft Shahr and Khorramshahr joint oil fields, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said.Speaking on Sunday, on during a visit to the Energy Industries Engineering and Design (EIED, an affiliate to the Oil Industries' Engineering and Construction (OIEC)),

Harvey Gulf Branches Out Internationally

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Since committing to go global in September 2018, US based Harvey Gulf said on Thursday it has been awarded contracts in Mexico, Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.The company noted it also has bids for work in Mozambique, Angola, Senegal, Israel, Ghana and Nigeria.Harvey Gulf, which completed a financial

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