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Qatargas Ships 1st Q-Flex LNG Cargo to Bangladesh Summit LNG FSRU
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Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Flex cargo of LNG to the Summit LNG (SLNG), Bangladesh’s second floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).

Update: Fuel Spills from Capsized Fishing Vessel after collision with Odfjell’s Tanker
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Approximately 500-feet of containment boom has been placed around the fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride that capsized following a collision with Odfjell’s chemical tanker Bow Fortune on January 14, 2020 in Galveston Texas.

Eagle Bulk Becomes Member of Getting to Zero Coalition
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Connecticut-based ship owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition.

Höegh LNG Secures USD 80 Mn Loan
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Norwegian shipowner Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. has received commitment letters for a revolving credit facility of up to USD 80 million with security in the company’s common units in Höegh LNG Partners LP.

US Blacklists Chinese Shipowner in New Sanctions against Iran
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The Trump Administration has issued a new wave of sanctions against Iran following the escalation of tensions in the region and retaliatory missile attacks launched last week against U.S. military bases in Iraq.

Yang Ming to Strengthen Intra-Asia Presence
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Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. revealed plans to launch a new Taiwan-Japan service (JCH), further enhancing its intra-Asia service network.

1 Dies, 5 Fall Ill on board Heavy Lift Vessel off Durban
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 A Brazilian man died, while five more fell ill as they were sailing on board a heavy lift vessel off South Africa.

Carnival Cruise Ship Discharges Grey Water at Port Canaveral
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A cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line spilled grey water from non-sewage waste water systems at Port Canaveral, Florida, on January 2, 2020.

Korean Register Names Its New Chairman & CEO
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The Korean Register (KR) has appointed Hyung-chul Lee as its 24th Chairman & CEO.

TOP Ships Sells Its Only Two MR1 Tankers
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Greek tanker owner and operator TOP Ships has disposed of its only two medium range 1 (MR1) product/chemical tankers.