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U.S. Restricts 3 Oil Tankers in Security Crackdown

The United States restricted operations of three oil tankers calling at its ports from July 1 to July 5 under new United Nations maritime counter-terrorism laws but did not deny them entry, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday. Also denied entry or detained were six foreign-flagged ships that carry dry commodities like wheat or sugar in bulk, two container ships and one general-cargo vessel calling at its ports from July 1 to July 6, the Coast Guard said. Shipping brokers said the movements of a crude oil tanker and two petroleum product tankers’ movements were “restricted” by the Coast Guard as checks were made, but the vessels and their cargoes were later allowed to continue unimpeded. The tankers were the Kuwait-flagged 106,000-toncrude carrier the “Album” steaming from Skikda, Algeria; the 17,500-ton petroleum product tanker “Lake Eva;” and the smaller 7,000-ton Panamanian-flagged Golden Craig. Full Story

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