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Three crew members missing after explosion on board MT Desh Vaibhav off Oman coast

Three crew members missing after explosion on board MT Desh Vaibhav off Oman coast

SCI’s tanker vessel, M.T. ‘Desh Vaibhav’ on her way to Fujairah, UAE, reportedly suffered an explosion in one of her cargo tanks at around 0935 hours IST on 14th August 2018, off Oman coast. Caption: …
Aug 14, 2018 /  Accidents
Oman’s Port of Duqm Signs Land Lease Agreement with Petrojet

Oman’s Port of Duqm Signs Land Lease Agreement with Petrojet

Port of Duqm Company SAOC, a 50:50 joint venture between the Omani Government and the Consortium Antwerp Port (CAP) under its subsidiary called Duqm Industrial Land Company (DILC), has signed a 25 years usufruct land …
Jul 31, 2018 /  Curious
Damen Shipyards Group assumes operational control at Mangalia shipyard

Damen Shipyards Group assumes operational control at Mangalia shipyard

To signify its first day of operations at Damen Shipyards Mangalia in Romania, Damen held a modest ceremony at the yard on Monday, July 23rd. The celebrations mark Damen’s successful completion of the transaction …
Jul 23, 2018 /  Curious
Total Signs An Agreement In View Of Developing An Integrated Gas Project In The Sultanate Of Oman

Total Signs An Agreement In View Of Developing An Integrated Gas Project In The Sultanate Of Oman

Total has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Total and Shell as operator will …
May 14, 2018 /  Curious
CEMEX UK Marine Limited signs contract with Damen for first Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500

CEMEX UK Marine Limited signs contract with Damen for first Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500

On 19th December in Southampton, Laurence Dagley, Director CEMEX UK Marine Limited signed a contract with Frank de Lange, Regional Sales Director of the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of the first Damen Marine …
Jan 8, 2018 /  Vessels
Iran, Oman launch Khorramshahr-Sohar shipping route

Iran, Oman launch Khorramshahr-Sohar shipping route

A new shipping route between Iran and Oman was launched on December 30. The Khorramshahr-Sohar shipping route was launched in the presence of a Board member and deputy of Iranian Ports and Maritime organization for …
Jan 2, 2018 /  Curious
Spotted: Heavy transformers from Belgium to Oman by Polytra

Spotted: Heavy transformers from Belgium to Oman by Polytra

Polytra N.V., member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Belgium, arranged the loading for two transformers, each weighing 210 tonnes onto a barge from Mechelen and direct transshipment ex barge on board ocean …
Jan 2, 2018 /  Curious
SOHAR breaks container throughput record

SOHAR breaks container throughput record

Containers show double-digit year-on-year growth in Q2/2017 Over threefold growth in container throughput in just five years SOHAR Port and Freezone developing as key regional hub SOHAR has released new figures …
Aug 1, 2017 /  Curious
EU NAVFOR Confirms Attack by Suspected Pirates on Oil Tanker in Gulf of Oman – Vessel Now Safe

EU NAVFOR Confirms Attack by Suspected Pirates on Oil Tanker in Gulf of Oman – Vessel Now Safe

EU NAVFOR can confirm that oil tanker, MT NAVIG8 Providence, came under attack by suspected armed pirates on Thursday (Jun1, 2017) in the Gulf of Oman. MT NAVIG8 Providence was at sea 100 nautical miles east of Muscat …
Jun 2, 2017 /  Piracy
Oman Shipping sets up new VLCC chartering service

Oman Shipping sets up new VLCC chartering service

Oman Shipping Company (OSC), one of the biggest ship owners in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has set up a new commercial chartering desk offering its very large crude carrier (VLCCs) to major traders …
May 26, 2017 /  Curious