Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to call at port of Benghazi after 3-year closure

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to call at port of Benghazi after 3-year closure

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced on Thursday last week that MSC services will resume calling at Benghazi, Libya, now that the port has re-opened following a three-year closure. Caption: Container ship …
Oct 30, 2017 /  Vessels
Saudi Arabia Curbs Oil Shipments To United States

Saudi Arabia Curbs Oil Shipments To United States

Saudi Arabia is trying to support oil prices by reducing its crude shipments to the United States in a bid to cut the amount of oil in commercial storage. U.S. crude imports from Saudi Arabia averaged less than 900,000 …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Finance
Turkish cargo ship Tinaztepe-S sank off Libya's Misrata, 8 died

Turkish cargo ship Tinaztepe-S sank off Libya's Misrata, 8 died

A Turkish cargo vessel, the 1971- built Tinaztepe-S has sunk off the coast of Libya, leaving seven crew members missing, as high winds and waves battered the region, the Libyan navy said on March 16. Eight sailors …
Mar 17, 2017 /  Accidents
EUKOR’s car carrier seized in Libya en route to Misrata

EUKOR’s car carrier seized in Libya en route to Misrata

EUKOR’s car carrier has been seized in Libya by a boat of Khalifa Haftar-led forces, which intercepted the vessel, while it was sailing en route from South Korea to Misrata Port, a local news media reported on …
Feb 20, 2017 /  Accidents
Royal Navy ship supports removal of potential chemical weapon materials from Libya

Royal Navy ship supports removal of potential chemical weapon materials from Libya

A Royal Navy vessel has assisted in the removal of the last batch of known materials which could be used in the manufacture of chemical weapons from Libya. The UK provided RFA Mounts Bay to support the Danish-led …
Sep 1, 2016 /  Naval
EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended by one year, two new tasks added

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended by one year, two new tasks added

In its conclusions of 23 May, the Council underlined the need to enhance the capacity of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia to disrupt the business model of human smugglers. The Council therefore decided to add two …
Jun 21, 2016 /  Naval
Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees (Video)

Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees (Video)

The Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot on Wednesday (May 25) came to the aid of more than 1,000 people off the coast of Libya. The Siem Pilot has saved more than 19,000 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean …
May 26, 2016 /  Vessels
UN lifts sanctions on disputed Indian ship

UN lifts sanctions on disputed Indian ship

The United Nations has lifted the sanction it had earlier put on an Indian ship for carrying oil from Libya in violation of the sanctions imposed on the North African country. The MT Distya Ameya, an oil-tanker owned by …
May 15, 2016 /  Vessels
Libya Eastern Oil Company Blocks Tanker Loading Crude for Tripoli Rival - officials

Libya Eastern Oil Company Blocks Tanker Loading Crude for Tripoli Rival - officials

An oil company set up by Libya's eastern government is preventing a tanker from loading a cargo for its Tripoli rival, the National Oil Corporation (NOC), officials said on Tuesday (May 03). The eastern company, …
May 5, 2016 /  Vessels
UPDATE: Indian-flagged oil tanker returning to Libya after U.N. blacklisting - rival NOC

UPDATE: Indian-flagged oil tanker returning to Libya after U.N. blacklisting - rival NOC

An Indian-flagged oil tanker is returning to Libya, the North African country's rival oil corporation said on Thursday (Apr 28), after its failed first attempt to export crude oil led to the ship being blacklisted by the …
Apr 29, 2016 /  All