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Manmade fuel shortage disorients market

Capital Ethiopia 04 Jul 2022
... the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration, adding, “the government is importing fuel properly with no stated decrease on the amount, however, the main problem comes after it is shipped from Djibouti with trucks, which results it not to arrive to its allocated destination.”.
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With a new carrier and rumors of more bases, a vision of China's global presence ...

Business Insider 01 Jul 2022
Chinese surface ships have operated "for extended periods well beyond the Western Pacific for years now," Thomas Shugart, an expert on naval warfare at the Center for a New American Security, told Insider ... Those task forces "consist of 3-4 ships and are usually gone for 3 to 4 months, spending most of that time at sea," Shugart said.
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Beijing Seeks Mediator Role in Turbulent Horn of Africa

Beijing News 01 Jul 2022
China has funded railways and highways in Kenya, built the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, and constructed a railway from landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti - where it also has set up its first overseas military base. It will be looking to protect this strategic base as well as shipping lanes and its own nationals working in the region.
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Aqaba port chlorine explosion kills 12, injures 250

Seatrade Maritime News 28 Jun 2022
The incident, which took place on June 27, occurred when a crane line snapped, dropping a tank carrying around 25 tonnes of chlorine bound for Djibouti fell onto the deck of the ship it was being loaded onto ... Related. Video ... .
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Hundreds Injured, 12 Killed When Chlorine Tank is Dropped in Aqaba

The Maritime Executive 27 Jun 2022
State media is reporting that 12 people died and at least 260 others were injured when the gas cylinder ruptured releasing the toxic chemical onto the ship and surrounding dock area ... The canisters were being exported to Djibouti. Around 5.00 pm local time a truck can be seen alongside the ship with a shoreside crane lifting the canister.
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UN launches online campaign to bridge funding gap for Safer salvage work

Arab News 14 Jun 2022
Since 2019, the UN has been calling on the Houthis to allow a team of experts to access the ship, assess its condition and conduct emergency repairs, warning that a leak would destroy the livelihoods of many Yemenis, damage marine life and disrupt deliveries of aid ... In November last year, the Houthis agreed to grant access to the ship.
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UN to launch $5 million crowdfund campaign to avert Yemen ’FSO Safer’ oil spill

The National 13 Jun 2022
“The clean-up cost alone is about $20 billion,” Mr Gressly said, adding that the ship’s captain has told him he was “surprised” a spill did not already take place ... “It will also have very costly impact on international shipping, and on the ecosystem.
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China's navy has the world's largest fleet but only one foreign base to launch ships. ...

Business Insider 07 Jun 2022
With more than 350 vessels, Beijing commands the world's largest naval fleet, By comparison, the US Navy has 296 ships and submarines. However, China currently has only one foreign naval base — in Djibouti in East Africa ... to launch ships from the west of the South China Sea.
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US troops back in Somalia to fight al-Shabab

Yahoo Daily News 01 Jun 2022
The UAE, Qatar, the UK, the European Union, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya, Djibouti and others have also been involved ... Its 800km (500-mile) coastline stretches along one of the world's busiest shipping routes. Its tiny next door neighbour, Djibouti, is chock-a-block with foreign military bases, including Chinese and American ones.
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Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

Gettysburg Times 20 May 2022
The attack began Thursday morning, when three ships carrying militants in civilian clothes chased the vessel, according to a European Union naval force in the region ... The ship had been docked in Djibouti, tracking data showed ... Earlier ship tracking data from February show the Lakota leaving the Philippines before appearing in Djibouti this Sunday.
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Famous Hong Kong flagged sailboat attacked off Yemen coast 

Hong Kong Standard 20 May 2022
Lloyd’s List Intelligence identified the ship as the trimaran, or a three-hulled racing vessel, as did the EU force.  ... The ship had been docked in Djibouti, tracking data showed ... Earlier ship tracking data from February show the Lakota leaving the Philippines before appearing in Djibouti this Sunday.
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Ace of bases

Economist 20 May 2022
In march, nearly five years after it opened, China’s military base at Djibouti had its firstport call, the Luomahu, a supply ship ... Jutting 1,100 feet (335m) into the Gulf of Aden is a pier large enough, say American analysts, to take aircraft-carriers, amphibious assault ships or nuclear submarines.
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Famed racing sailboat reportedly attacked off war-torn Yemen

North Shore News 19 May 2022
Lloyd's List Intelligence identified the ship as the trimaran, or a three-hulled racing vessel ... The ship had been docked in Djibouti, tracking data showed ... American tycoon and adventurer Steve Fossett once owned the ship ... Earlier ship tracking data from February show the Lakota leaving the Philippines before appearing in Djibouti this Sunday.
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Pledging event raises $33 million to address threat of massive oil spill in Red Sea

Reliefweb 11 May 2022
Depending on the season and prevailing wind and currents, the environmental impact would also affect Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, and could disrupt vital shipping through the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea.
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Pledging event raises $33 million to address threat of massive oil spill in Red Sea [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 11 May 2022
Depending on the season and prevailing wind and currents, the environmental impact would also affect Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, and could disrupt vital shipping through the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea.

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