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Cuban Tanker En Route to Venezuela Reports Missing Sailor at Sea

A crew member aboard a Cuba-flagged oil tanker on its way from a Mexican shipyard to Venezuela was reported missing this week, according to a shipping report seen by Reuters, marking the second incident aboard the same vessel in about …

‘External Source’ Causes Oil Tanker Blast Off Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off …

Sri Lanka Names Captain of Oil Tanker a Suspect In Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan magistrate on Thursday ordered the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the country’s coast to appear in court as authorities seek $1.8 million from the ship’s owner for assistance provided …

Sri Lanka Assessing Environment Damage From Oil Tanker Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s government is sending scientists to determine whether a three-day fire on a giant oil tanker off its coast damaged the marine environment, an official said Monday. Ships and helicopters from Sri Lanka and neighboring …

Oil Cleanup Continues on Mauritian Coast as Liability Probed

The oil cleanup from a leaking cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius continues while the government and insurance firms begin probing liability for the accident. The incident has befouled the white-sand beaches of the Mauritian coast …

UN Official: Catastrophe Looming From Oil Tanker Off Yemen

CAIRO — The U.N. environment chief said Wednesday that “time is running out” to avert an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe from a deteriorating oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast …

Gulf Tanker Incidents May Raise Shippers’ Costs, Cut Traffic

Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a …

Insurer Says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Likely Organized Tanker Attack

LONDON/OSLO — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters. The …

Saudi Arabia Says its Oil Tankers Among those Hit Off UAE Coast

DUBAI/LONDON — Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions …

Tanker-Bridge Dispute Scheduled for Trial in New Hampshire

A dispute over who should pay for the $2.4 million in damage to a bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has been scheduled for trial in federal court in October 2014. The 473-foot oil tanker MV Harbour Feature struck the …