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  1. Supertanker FPMC C Melody Arrives at Texas City Terminal to Load Crude
    fpmc c melody supertankerA supertanker that has been scheduled to load crude oil at Enterprise Products Partners LP’s Texas City marine terminal for export arrived was escorted into port on Thursday.  The Very Large Crude Carrier, FPMC C Melody, was expected to load about 1.1 million barrels, a little more than half the tanker’s 2-million-barrel capacity.  The VLCC has been anchored […]
  2. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Defends Navigator Holdings Sale
    By Terrence Dopp (Bloomberg) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said his personal sale of stock in a shipping company days before news organizations revealed it was linked to close associates of Vladimir Putin was proper and was not a traditional short sale. Ross, who wasn’t required to divest his holdings in shipping companies, sold […]
  3. Some 2,500 Offshore Oil Workers in Norway Threaten to Strike
    semisubmersible drilling rigOSLO, June 21 (Reuters) – Some 2,250 workers on Norwegian offshore oil drilling rigs and in drilling and catering services on oil producing platforms could go on strike this summer after rejecting a proposed wage deal, the Safe labour union said on Thursday. Industri Energi, the largest labour union representing more than 4,000 drillers, last […]
  4. Italy to Impound Dutch-Flagged Humanitarian Ship
    By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME, June 21 (Reuters) – Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutch-flagged […]
  5. Video: Boston Harbor Cruise Experiences Mechanical Failure, Hits Moored Sailboats
    A Boston Harbor cruise ship with more than 325 passengers on board struck six sailboats after experiencing mechanical failure, the Coast Guard reported on Thursday. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. this morning as the passenger vessel Odyssey was getting underway for a harbor cruise with 328 passengers onboard. The Coast Guard said the […]
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