Stena Confirms Strait Of Hormuz Incident

Stena Bulk has issued the following statement about M/V Stena Impero, the British-flagged oil tanker that Iran claims to have siezed. Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management can confirm that at approximately 1600 BST on 19th July UK registered vessel Stena Impero (built 2018, 49,683 DWT) was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the … [Read more...]

Iran Claims To Have Seized Stena Tanker

By Kate Holton (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in … [Read more...]

Seadrill’s West Gemini Awarded Contract in West Africa

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has announced a contract award from an undisclosed customer for its ultra-deepwater drillship West Gemini in West Africa. The nine-well contract includes three options, each for two wells, and has a total contract value of approximately $84 million. Commencement is expected to start in early Q4 2019 and continue through Q4 … [Read more...]

New York Signs America’s Biggest-Ever Offshore Wind Deals

By Will Wade and Millicent Dent (Bloomberg) --New York has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in U.S. history, a key part of the state’s plan to get all of its power from emissions-free sources by 2040. On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded contracts for two projects off Long Island that will total 1,700 megawatts in capacity. Equinor ASA and a joint … [Read more...]

Iran Denies Losing Drone in Strait of Hormuz

By Parisa Hafezi and Steve Holland DUBAI/WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) - The United States and Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran showing video footage that it said disproved the incident even happened. A senior Trump administration official said Washington had "very clear evidence" that … [Read more...]