Trump Says U.S. Navy ‘Destroyed’ Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

By Steve Holland and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. In the latest episode to stir […]

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New York Selects Winning Bidders in Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Agreement

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has executed the United States’ largest offshore wind agreement, announcing the winners bidders in New York’s first large-scale comprehensive offshore wind solicitation that will generate a combined 1,700 Megawatts of renewable for the state. Winning bidders were Equinor US Holdings, Inc. and Bay State Wind LLC, a joint venture […]

Canada Sentences Kirby to $2.2 Million Fine for Nathan E. Stewart Spill

A Canadian court has sentenced Houston-based Kirby Corporation to pay a $2.2 million fine after the company pleaded guilty to charges related to the 2016 grounding of the American tug Nathan E. Stewart near Bella Bella in British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 110,000 liters of diesel fuel was released into the environment after the Nathan E. […]

Germany Accedes to Hong Kong Convention for Safe Ship Recycling

Germany has become the latest country to accede to IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, known as the Hong Kong Convention. Germany becomes the thirteenth Member State to sign, ratify, or accede to the convention, which has not yet entered into force. Adopted in 2009, the Hong Kong Convention covers the design, construction, […]

Singapore Fuel Inventories Fall Ahead of IMO 2020

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 18 (Reuters) – Oil product inventories in the Singapore storage and trading hub fell to an eight-month low in the week ended July 17, official data showed, in one of the latest signs that suppliers are gearing up for rule changes to make marine fuel cleaner. Singapore onshore stocks of […]

Iran Says it Seized a Foreign Tanker in Gulf

By Parisa Hafezi and Alexander Cornwell DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. The United States blames Iran […]