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Extensive steel repairs to cargo tank number two and adjacent areas on board the 316,409 dwt Desh Vaibhav, a Shipping Corporation of India-owned VLCC, built in 2005, which suffered a major explosion in the Gulf of Oman last August, are nearing completion at Oman Drydock.

At least 10 crew have died and 10 are missing after a fire on board two ships in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait.

A Vietnamese chemical tanker is on fire off Hong Kong following an explosion that has left at least crew member dead and 21 rescued.

Colombian officials say that three explosions have rocked two industrial shipyards in the coastal city of Cartagena, killing four people and injuring 22, according to media reports.

An explosion at a Pakistani shipbreaking yard that claimed the lives of more than two dozen workers is believed to have been caused by sizable amounts of smuggled oil that caught fire, local reports said.

China’s Tianjin courts have meted out a suspended death sentence to the head of a Chinese logistics firm and jailed 48 others for their involvement in the deadly explosion at Tianjin port last year, which left 165 people dead and eight missing.

A huge explosion of an oil tanker at a shipbreaking yard in Gaddani, Pakistan has killed at least 12 workers and injured more than 50 others on Tuesday, reports said.

Two Indian seafarers were killed and three injured after an explosion aboard product tanker Al Sadaa, off Yemen.

FPSO operator BW Offshore has posted a net loss of $216.3m for 2015 after taking a Q4 impairment of $186.9m to write down to zero the net book value of its ‘goodwill’ in the Oil and Gas sector.

Chinese authorities in Tianjin have ordered a relocation of companies that handle dangerous chemicals to industrial zone following the deadly explosions at Tianjin port in mid-August, reports said.

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