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Libya: The GAZA Off-shore Floating Storage Loads Its First Crude Oil Vessel

On Saturday 11 February 2017, the first crude oil vessel was loaded at GAZA Floating Storage, Offloading Marine Terminal (FSO) in Bouri Offshore Field, which was launched to replace Sloug Floating Storage Offloading (FSO) and to be included within the oil operations system of Mellitah Oil and Gas Company.

The floating Storage was manufactured by one of the specialized international companies in the Republic of Korea and it is considered one of the major projects that were carried out by Mellitah Oil and Gas to provide with a huge storage capacity of crude oil for Bouri Offshore Field, estimated at 1.5 million barrels of crude oil. GAZA Floating Storage, of 360 meters’ length and 60 meters’ breadth, reached Al Bouri Field at the end of May 2016, after a voyage from the shipyard in Jinhae in South Korea passing from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

The works of the offshore installations of the pipes, marine cables and optical fibers were completed along with the production platforms at the Field by the end of 2016, and the processed crude oil was pumped at the main installation at the end of January 2017.

Short Presentation: GAZA Floating Storage PDF

Libya: Turkish Tanker and Crew Seized Off Zwara, Possibly Linked to Ongoing Fuel Smuggling

A small Turkish tanker has been seized by armed men in Zuwara and the eleven crew members taken prisoner.

The MV Haci Telli from the Turkish port of Tuzla is reported to have docked in Zuwara six days ago. The eight-year old, 2,800 tonne vessel was taken over and the crew arrested yesterday. One source said that the owners of the tanker owed $433,000 for past oil shipments.

Because of the limited and damaged capacity of Libya’s refineries, large quantities of refined petroleum product have to be imported. No exact figures are ever released.

If it is correct that the Haci Telli has been detained over an unpaid debt, then the vessel would appear to have picked up a cargo from Libya for sale somewhere else.

It is being suggested that the crew and the vessel have been arrested over a product smuggling deal that had gone wrong. The vessel’s next destination was shown on the FleetMon website as Malta.

Source: Libya Herald 2.3.2017

Algeria: Official Decree Authorizing Private Sector to Engage in Commercial Urban and Leisure Maritime Activities

 

Here is the full Official Decree (In French) authorizing these Maritime Activities in Algeria.

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Egypt: Transport Infrastructure Summit 2016

 

Report for insight into the US$ multi-billion national development works such as the Cairo Metro, high-speed rail lines, major bridge and tunneling projects around the Suez Canal as well as many other transport and maritime infrastructure mega-projects to be executed in Egypt in the next 5 years.

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