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The Marlin Shikoku oil tanker is making its way to Libya's Marsa El Hariga terminal, according to Refinitiv Eikon shipping data.Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Saturday lifted force majeure on what it deemed secure oil ports and facilities.NOC is yet to specify the ports and oilfields where it is lifting force majeure, but restart procedures are underway at some locations following a blockade that began in January which crippled the OPEC member's oil production."We are waiting for NOC to give a schedule of tankers and we are ready to export," an oil engineer at Hariga told Reuters.
A ferry carrying almost 300 people between Finland and Sweden ran aground off an island in the Baltic Sea on Sunday but nobody was hurt, said Viking Line, the company which operates the ship.“The situation is stable. No injuries have been identified,” the company said in a statement on its website, adding that passengers were being evacuated with the help of the Finnish authorities.Images on social media showed the large cruise liner stuck just off a wooded islet among the picturesque Aland islands, an autonomous region of Finland 70 kilometers (40 miles) from Sweden.The Finnish authorities have yet to confirm whether the operation to rescue the ship’s 200 passengers and 80 crew is complete.
An ailing crewmember was medevaced from the vehicle carrier Morning Peace approximately 130 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.At 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard watchstanders received a medevac request for a 48 year-old crewmember reportedly experiencing symptoms of appendicitis aboard the 653-foot, Marshall Islands flagged roll-on, roll-off vehicle carrier. The Duty Flight Surgeon was consulted and a medevac was recommended.Initially 530 miles south of Unalaska Island, Morning Peace proceeded toward Dutch Harbor throughout the night to close the distance. A Coast Guard aircrew launched from Cordova at 8:30 p.m.
A panel set up by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said on Monday it had submitted a report to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing health and safety protocols, hoping to set sail again after a long halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The cruise operators detailed 74 steps, including enhanced sanitation practices, controlling shore excursions and better protection for crew members, to protect guests should they begin sailing again.Recommendations also include rigorous screening and testing before boarding, plans to address positive infection on board, rapid evacuation and reducing transmission, the companies said.
BHP Group is in talks with three companies for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel five ships it plans to use to transport iron ore between western Australia and China, a senior company executive told Reuters.A contract is expected to be awarded next month after an initial 8 to 10 firms vied for delivery of the super-chilled fuel to the miner over 2022 to 2027, Rashpal Bhatti, BHP's vice president for maritime and supply chain excellence told Reuters.BHP earlier this month awarded a tender to charter five LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax bulk carriers to Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping