Total to Set Up LNG Bunkering Hub in Oman

French energy company Total has plans to set up a regional hub for liquefied natural gas bunkering in Oman.  Total announced this week that it has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in the country. The MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Total and Shell, as the operator, will develop several … [Read more...]

Oman Port Targets Bigger Iran Shipping Ties

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Oman aims to expand shipping and trade links with Iran and get ahead of rivals after the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran, leading port officials involved say. Measures were lifted last month as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, ending years of isolation which saw the international shipping sector cut ties … [Read more...]

Oman’s Square-Rigged Flagship Launched at Damen Shipyards

Named the RNOV 'Shabab Oman," this 87-meter sail training vessel (STV) is destined to become the flagship of the Royal Navy of Oman once delivered by Damen Shipyards in August this year.  After a transit from the Black Sea, she has just arrived at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen where her standing and running rigging will be installed, along with exterior and … [Read more...]

HHI Delivers “DABA”, a 317,000 DWT VLCC to Oman Shipping Company

Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. (OSC) took delivery of one of their latest Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) the DABA, at Hyundai Heavy Industries co. Ltd's (HHI) Yard in Ulsan, South Korea on 6th Jan 2012. DABA has a 317,000 deadweight ton (DWT) capacity, is 333 meters length overall, 60 meter in beam and a design draft of 21 meters.  This is OSC's third VLCC delivery, out of … [Read more...]

Pirates make bold attack: Tanker hijacked while at anchor in Oman port of Salalah

Port of Salalah, Oman, (c) Robert Almeida Until recently, pirates have roamed around the open oceans looking for their next target, however they took a bold step in a rather new, and unsettling direction over the weekend. While at anchor in the southern Omani port of Salalah, the Fairchem Bogey, a chemical tanker managed by Mumbai-based Angl0-Eastern Ship Management, was … [Read more...]