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Official Says Oil Tanker Hit by Bomb-Carrying Drone off Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tensions with Iran, an official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The …

Tanker Owner Owes $44.6M over 2017 Fatal Crash with U.S. Navy Destroyer

NEW YORK –– A U.S. judge on Wednesday said the owner of an oil tanker must pay the United States $44.6 million over its role in a 2017 collision between the tanker with a U.S. Navy destroyer in southeast Asia …

Russian Oil’s Achilles’ Heel: Insurance

LONDON/NEW DELHI/TOKYO —Russia has so far deflected much of the impact of sanctions on its oil trade but the insurance industry threatens to throw a spanner in the works unless Moscow and its customers can plug a gap left by …

Ship’s Master Said He Spent 50 Hours Sleepless Before Crash

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found. The master, …

Oil Tanker Explodes in Sierra Leone, Killing at Least 98

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone’s capital, killing at least 98 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The explosion …

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 …