The "Iran Shahed" docked in Djibouti on May 22, averting a showdown with Saudi Arabian and U.S. forces over its original plans to deliver the aid directly to a port in Yemen. Officials of the UN World Food Program agreed to move the ship's cargo to war-torn Yemen on Iran's behalf.
Tehran agreed to let the UN inspect the vessel in a move which also averted a conflict with Saudi-led forces, which have been searching all ships entering Yemeni ports to stop arms from reaching Huthi rebels.
Radar images do not show other ships in vicinity of trawler before sinking
The "Morgenster" has likely not been hit when it sank on Jan 28. The parquet of West Flanders, Bruges section, confirmed the information based on radar Images on May 22. The Prosecutor's office was still awaiting the report of an expert. A storm was apparently the cause of the sinking. In March, an anonymous email indicated that the Trawler was struck by the "Marselisborg". Radar images showed, however, that there was no other ship in the vicinity of the trawler at the time of the sinking.
28 workers evacuated from burning oil platform off Louisiana
A fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico caused the emergency evacuation of 28 personnel on Friday.
All 28 workers aboard were taken from the platform onto a nearby supply vessel and then to the shore. No one was hurt, according to the US Coast Guard (USCG).
The incident, in shallow waters near Breton Island, 20 miles offshore New Orleans, Louisiana, was on a rig owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Co, based in Houston.
Fire crews were fighting the blaze into Friday evening.
The well was shut and production closed down.
After initially estimating a possible release quantity of 4,000 barrels of oil into the water, the USCG scaled back its number to 130 barrels while also reporting from aerial observation that there was a visible 1.4 nautical mile “rainbow sheen” on the water.
A spokesman for Texas Petroleum Investment said the platform can produce up to 2,200 barrels per day of crude oil from up to 60 wells. That’s relatively modest by industry standards.
It was unclear what caused the incident, which happened in waters overseen by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources because of its relative proximity to the shore. splash247.com/28-...
Route to Rosario port blocked after Nord Hydra, laden with coal, ran aground
Pigs in China and bakers in Brazil will have to wait as Argentine exports from soybeans to wheat are delayed by the closing of the Parana River’s main channel. The route to Rosario port — from where 80 percent of Argentina’s grains and oilseeds are shipped — is blocked after the Nord Hydra, laden with coal, ran aground on Tuesday, 290 kilometers (180 miles) from Buenos Aires. That forced authorities to close the channel, delaying 48 other vessels, according to Rosario Port Manager Guillermo Wade. The holdup could be costing a total of $960,000 a day.