The "Vela", en route from Ventspils, Latvia to lagos, Nigeria, with 22 crew members on board, experienced a main engine defect in position 50 25 34 N, 000 28 25 W, 26 miles south of Littlehampton, on Aug 17, 2018, at 10.05 a.m. The incident was caused due to a defect in the exhaust valve. The ship was 37345.80 metric tonnes of gasoline. After repairs it continued the voyage Ventspils-Lagos, ETA Aug 31.
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The "Thoran", after a drug seizure, has dcapsized and sank in the Port of Cádiz on Aug 17, 2018. The Port Authority pointed out probably a water ingress caused the sinking . A pollution control plan was activated and oil barriers were laid out to avoid fuel contamination. Now the causes of the sinking were being investigated and the refloating will begin as soon as possible. Divers will be sent down to survey the valves at the ship's bottom which may have been leaking. The ship was seized in October 2017 when it was transporting 3.8 tons of cocaine hidden under the floor of the galley. It was then the largest cache of cocaine in which the State Security Forces and Corps had intervened.
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Cheniere Signs 25-Yeara LNG Deal with Taiwan’s CPC
(Reuters) – U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it had signed a 25-year deal to supply Taiwan’s CPC Corp, which CPC valued at roughly $25 billion.
Cheniere said it will sell 2 million tonnes of LNG per year on a delivered basis to the state-owned oil and gas company, starting in 2021. It said the purchase price will be pegged to the Henry Hub monthly average, plus a fee. The United States has become a major LNG exporter in the last two years, mostly due to the ramp up of Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana. The Houston-based company is also building the Corpus Christi terminal in Texas.
The CPC deal, which is through Cheniere’s marketing arm, is not tied to a particular project or liquefaction train.
Residents evacuated following severe Antwerp port fire
Municipal authorities in the Belgian city of Antwerp were forced yesterday to evacuate all people and ships within an 1.8 km radius of a severe fire that kicked off on Saturday at a warehouse at the port. Water and road tracks near the port was restricted while residents in neighbouring districts were urged to keep their windows shut. A noxious fire started on Saturday in a consignment of 5,000 tons of nickel oxide with most of the cargo now destroyed. While fire crews say they have now got the fire under control it is likely to burn for the next few days. Operations at the port, however, have got back to normal.