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Greek oil tanker hit by blast at Saudi terminal

An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, Reuters reports, in an attack confirmed by Saudi Arabia. Specifically, it has been reported that the Maltese-flagged aframax tanker vessel Agrari was struck by an explosive device at Al Shuqaiq anchorage in Saudi Arabia. 

Lebanon to remove dangerous material from Port of Beirut

In light of the huge explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August 2020, Lebanon’s authorities inked a contract with a German company in order to clear dangerous material stored for more than a decade at the port’s facility.

Explosion reported on storage vessel

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported an explosion at its production facility in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 40, at Gbetiokun Early Production facility.

NTSB investigation: Explosion on barge linked to the company’s incomplete procedures

NTSB issued an investigation report on the explosion aboard Barge IB1940, while moored at Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, in November 2019. The investigation identified the company’s incomplete procedures as key cause of the accident, as these did not incorporate the safety instructions included in the Facility Operations Manual regarding the electrical bonding of air movers to barges.

Explosion took place at tanker off Yemen

An explosion took place at the Bir Ali crude single buoy mooring system, Yemen, on October 3, when an Aframax tanker was loading crude oil. The explosion is believed to be because of a sea mine.

Fire erupts at Port of Beirut

A massive fire erupted at the Port of Beirut on September 10, just after a month of the devastating explosion. A warehouse full of tires and oil within the port’s free zone burned down. 

Port of Beirut back to business after explosion

The Port of Beirut is now operating at full capacity, the port’s director said Thursday, less than a month after a devastating explosion that destroyed the port and the surrounding areas. 

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