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Sizeable chunk of the global VLCC orderbook removed

Removing 10 VLCCs from the global orderbook is significant. Prior to Hyundai Heavy’s news yesterday, Alphatanker data showed there were just 86 VLCCs on order around the world.

Iran allows crew of detained Korean tanker to head home

The South Korean-flagged tanker was seized on January 4 by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards near the Strait of Hormuz, with Iranians claiming the ship had broken environmental rules, something the ship’s owner in Busan, DM Shipping, denied.

S. Korea Sends Diplomats to Tehran to Negotiate Tanker's Release

Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun, who was previously scheduled to visit Tehran this coming weekend, is among the participants.

South Korea initiates programme with IMO to cut ships’ GHG emissions

The Republic of Korea and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed an agreement to establish a four-year training programme to support developing states to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. The creation of a new training programme coincided with South Korea’s carbon neutrality pledge announcement.

NAT books 2 Suezmaxes at SHI

Tanker owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has entered into two 2 Suezmax newbuilding contracts with Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea.

Cable Laying Vessel Catches Fire and Sinks Off South Korea

A South Korean cable layer sank in the East China Sea over the weekend after suffering a fire on board.