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Oil tanker New Diamond caught fire off the east coast of Sri Lanka on 3 September

Oil tanker authorities ignored warnings of possible fire from crew, Sri Lanka court told

The MT New Diamond, carrying two million barrels of crude oil from Kuwait to India, caught fire off the Sri Lankan coast on 3 September, killing one crew member and injuring another.

Fire on board oil tanker brought under control with India’s help, says Sri Lankan Navy

The ship carrying 270,000 metric tonnes of crude oil was towed to the deep sea away from land and the fire was successfully contained at 5:30 am Saturday.
Oil tanker New Diamond on fire | @IndiaCoastGuard | Twitter

Tanker headed to IOC in Paradip with 2 million barrels of oil catches fire off Sri Lanka

Tanker chartered by IOC was transporting 2 million barrels of Kuwaiti crude to Paradip refinery when there was fire in engine room 65 km east of Sri Lanka.

Oil tankers are making bizarre trips around the world as diesel glut hits global market

Europe has been involved, in some way, in most of the weird shipping movements. Tracking data show many oil tankers are currently floating off the coasts of UK, UAE & West Africa.
Iranian oil tanker

Where is Iran’s fleet of oil tankers? Analysts and traders are on a quest

If there’s one point on which companies monitoring Iran agree, it’s that the US hasn’t yet achieved its goal: oil is still flowing from the country.
Iranian crude oil tanker, Grace 1 sits anchored off the coast of Gibraltar on July 20

Detained for more than a month, Iran oil tanker with Indian crew leaves Gibraltar

The vessel was released last week after Gibralter said it couldn't process US' request to further detain the tanker under a new legal procedure.
Strait of Hormuz

Oil tankers perform vanishing act in Hormuz as tensions escalate

Oil tanker owners are doing everything possible to minimize risk in the Strait of Hormuz, a dangerous energy chokepoint. But rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf region are no help.
The impounded Iranian crude oil tanker, Grace 1, sits anchored off the coast of Gibraltar | Photographer: Marcelo del Pozo | Bloomberg

Up to Gibraltar to release of 24 Indians onboard seized Iranian oil tanker, says UK

British marines had on 4 July helped Gibraltar detain Grace 1, an Iranian tanker, which was reportedly carrying oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions against the Gulf nation.
Stena Impero | Twitter @stenabulk

Swedish owner makes first contact with Indian crew of seized oil tanker, says they’re safe

The Stena Impero and its crew were taken by Iran's Revolutionary Guard five days ago in the Strait of Hormuz.
Stena Impero | Twitter @stenabulk

MEA in touch with Iran for early release of Indians aboard seized British tanker

The MEA said it was ascertaining Iran’s claims that there are 18 Indians among the 23 crew members of the British-flagged oil tanker seized by the Gulf country in the Strait of Hormuz .

On Camera

Empty Sheikh Zayed Road during lockdown in Dubai | Bloomberg

What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
A motorcyclist wearing a protective mask rides past a Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. branch on a near-empty street in Mumbai, India. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

How Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd merger stacks up in numbers

The combination would boost its assets to Rs 7 lakh crore and cement Kotak’s position as India’s fourth-largest private bank, closing the gap with Axis Bank Ltd.


A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.