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5/1/2012

Super-tanker in collision off Singapore


A Malta-registered super-tanker collided with a container ship in the Strait of Singapore, causing an oil spill near the world’s second busiest container port. Oman Shipping’s 320,000-dwt Seeb (built 2011) clashed with the Kota Tenaga (built 2002) near Pulau Sebarok yesterday. About five metric tons of marine fuel oil leaked from the Kota Tenaga, a Singapore-flagged vessel, after it made contact with the SEEB, considered to be a very large crude carrier, around 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) South of Pulau Sebarok island, the Maritime and Port Authority said in a  statement. The incident was reported at 9 p.m. local time, it said.

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The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.
The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of high school students aboard is under criminal investigation for his actions, but it’s not clear whether he broke any laws by being one of the first people off the crippled boat.

Dynagas LNG Partners LP, an owner and operator of LNG carriers, today announced that it has entered into a new 13-year time-charter contract with Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore Pte. Ltd for the Clean Force, a fully winterized, 149,700 cbm Ice Class LNG carrier built in 2008.
Cross-Mediterranean clean tanker freight rates on a 30,000 mt basis were assessed by Platts at a five-month low of $7.28/mt Wednesday, or Worldscale 115, and were pegged at the same level in early Thursday trade, market sources said.




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