Containership suscpected of involvement in triple collision
The "Pocahontas" was suspected of having been in collision with three small fishing boats at Nouadhibou Roads, Mauritania, in the early morning of Aug 16, 2018. Nine people of the fishing boats were either missing or dead. Investigations by local authorities were still in progress.
The "Nissos Chios" suffered a damage to the ramp in the evening of Aug 18, 2018, when leaving the port of Chios during its scheduled service from Piraeus to Chios. The Central Port Authority of Chios initially detained the ship. After the damage was repaired and a certificate of the classification society was presented, it was allowed to sail again at 10.30 p.m. instead of 8.45 p.m. with 285 passengers on board.
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.