South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has secured an order for a very large crude oil carrier from compatriot shipping company Pan Ocean.The order comes at a very challenging time for shipbuilding business and represents the fist oil tanker construction contract secured by DSME this year.The 300,000 TDW VLCC will span 335 meters in length and it will be 60 meters wide. The shipbuilder said the newbuilding would be fitted with a scrubber as a means of complying with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap.The ship is scheduled for delivery by the third quarter of 2021.Commenting on the order, DSME said that due to the low oil prices, tanker orders are expected to pick up, adding that it is ready to take advantage of such a trend.So far this year, DSME has won USD 400 million worth of orders covering three ships, two shuttle tankers and one VLCC.To remind, back in February DSME penned a contract with Norwegian-based shipowner Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS for the construction of two shuttle tankers.The 870,000 bbls shuttle tankers are expected for delivery in the second half of 2022. The construction contract includes options for additional units.World Maritime News Staff
Education Minister, Petter Saint JeanOne government minister has lamented that despite his administration’s efforts at elevating the living condition of citizens, there are still too many people who are living in poverty.Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean who addressed a beacon lighting ceremony on Monday in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary, noted that “poverty is still too common” within the Dominican society.According to him, the government is committed to eradicating poverty which is in keeping with the principles of the Commonwealth.“In the interest of the Dominican people, this government, in keeping with the principles of the Commonwealth remains committed to social transformation to eliminate poverty and meet the basic needs of the vast majority of Dominicans. Poverty is still too common in our society. Of course we are not immune from the effects of the recession as seen by the reduction in cruise ship arrivals and stay over tourists for example”. He outlined several programmes and initiatives which have been implemented in an effort to reach out to those who are less fortunate.“With the introduction of the Yes We Care program, the development of the Youth Enterprise programs, the creation of Small Business Support Unit programs and yes the Public Support program among other measures, the poorest of the poor is not forgotten”.Saint Jean also noted his government’s commitment to reduce poverty on the island.“I can say with pride that under this government tremendous strides have been made to lessen the gap between rich and poor in Dominica even as postulated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”. Dominica Vibes News 7 Views no discussions LocalNews ‘Poverty is still too common’ says government minister by: – June 6, 2012 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share
Amanda Nunes (-300) and Max Holloway (-175) are also favored to defend their championships.UFC 245 fight cardMain cardKamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington for Usman’s Welterweight titleMax Holloway (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski for Holloway’s Featherweight titleAmanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie for Nunes’ Women’s Featherweight titleMarlon Moraes vs. José Aldo; Bantamweight Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber; Bantamweight Preliminary card Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry; Welterweight Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana; Women’s Bantamweight Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov; Middleweight Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders; Welterweight Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur; Featherweight Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France; Flyweight Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araújo; Women’s Flyweight Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota; Middleweight Other title bouts on the show include two-division champion Amanda Nunes, who puts the women’s bantamweight belt on the line in a rematch against Germaine de Randamie, and Max Holloway, who faces Alexander Volkanovski for Holloway’s featherweight championship. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe animosity between Usman and Covington runs deep. It all started the day after Usman dominated Tyron Woodley to capture the welterweight belt at UFC 235 in March when they had to be pulled apart when a confrontation ensued between Usman, his manager Ali Abdel Aziz and Covington at a buffet line the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.From that point forward, there’s been constant trash talk back-and-forth, including an incident after Covington’s (15-1) most recent win against Robbie Lawler at the beginning of August. Usman was part of the post-fight show where Covington was being interviewed. With security surrounding them, Usman and Covington verbally sparred against each other until they had to be separated. Now they will meet to settle the score to determine who is the best welterweight in the UFC.Nunes and de Randamie are no strangers to one another, with the former winning by first-round TKO in November 2013.Since then, Nunes (18-4) has been on one of the most excellent runs in recent memory. She’s currently riding a nine-fight winning streak with seven of those coming by stoppage against the likes of Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm. de Randamie’s (9-3) career turned around after the defeat. The Dutch striker has won five consecutive, including defeating Holm at UFC 208 to become the first-ever women’s featherweight champion. To earn the crack at Nunes and attempt to become a two-division world champion, de Randamie stopped Aspen Ladd in 16 seconds. Holloway (21-4) returns for the third time this year and go 2-0 in his natural weight class after losing to Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title at UFC 236 to snap his 13-fight winning streak. “Blessed” got continued his dominance at 145 pounds in July at UFC 240 with a dominant unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar to extend his win streak to 14 at featherweight and defended his title for the third time. Volkanovski (20-1) rolls into UFC 245 on an absolute tear, riding a 17-fight winning streak with the last seven coming inside the octagon. The Australian solidified his status as the No. 1 contender with a dominant performance against the man most MMA pundits feel is the greatest featherweight of all time, Jose Aldo at UFC 237 in May.Top-to-bottom, UFC 245, is the most in-depth card of the year. Not only do you have three premiere championship fights, but you also have Jose Aldo making his debut at bantamweight against recent bantamweight title challenger Marlon Moraes and the guy who put the smaller weight classes on the map in Urijah Faber taking on top 135-pound contender Peter Yan to round out the main card. This is as close to a can’t-miss event that you will see from the UFC.Here is everything you need to know about UFC 245.MORE: Kamaru Usman ready to humble ‘studio gangster’ Colby CovingtonWhat time does UFC 245 start?Date: Saturday, Dec. 14Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PTUFC 245 will take place Saturday, Dec. 14. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET. Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie is the first title fight on the schedule, followed by Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event. Expect Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington to enter the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET.UFC 245 PPV price: How much does the card cost?The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $59.99. Every PPV can be seen exclusively through the end of 2025 on ESPN+.Where is UFC 245 taking place?UFC 245 will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.UFC 245 betting oddsAccording to Bovada, Usman is a moderate favorite. Kamaru Usman is a -185 favorite, which means you’d need to bet $185 to win $100. Colby Covington is a +150 underdog, meaning if you were to bet $100, you would net $150. The final pay-per-view in 2019 for the UFC takes place on Saturday, Dec. 14, and they are going out in style, as the fight night takes place from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.The card features three championship fights, highlighted by the main event of the show for the welterweight championship as Kamaru Usman (16-1) looks to defend the title for the first time against former interim titlist Colby Covington.