Mercator sells 2006-built VLCC

Mumbai-based shipping company Mercator has sold a 333- by 60-metre VLCC to an unnamed buyer, the company said in an April 30 filing with the National Stock Exchange of India.

OPINION | The high seas danger to workers in Taiwan’s fishing fleet

On February 20, the Taiwan-flagged Wen Peng became the site of an alleged double murder at sea. According to Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency, a conflict broke out about 900 nautical miles off the south coast of Sri Lanka between fishermen and the boat’s chief officer, who allegedly killed one Filipino and one Indonesian. Six other foreign crew members were reportedly forced to jump into the sea and were never found.

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