Officials from China, Iran, and Panama on Wednesday opened the black boxes of Sanchi and CF Crystal, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
“Clarifying the ultimate results of the deciphering process takes time and it could take months,” said Hadi Haqshenas, maritime affairs deputy at Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization, as quoted by ISNA.
The National Iranian Tanker Company-operated Suezmax tanker Sanchi, which was carrying 136,000 metric tonnes (mt) of condensate to South Korea, caught fire after being involved in a collision with Chinese freight ship CF Crystal on 6 January, 2018.
On 14 January, Sanchi sank and the development resulted in a spill roughly the size of Paris in less than a week.
To date, the oil spill has more than tripled in size; it is now the world’s biggest since Deepwater Horizon.
Published: 25 January, 2018
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.
Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.