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Australia bans HK-flagged LNG tanker after exports hit

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned Hong Kong-flagged LNG carrier Cesi Qingdao from Australian waters for 180 days, following the tanker’s blackout last November offshore Queensland, that disrupted LNG exports.

 Cesi Qingdao - credits to VesselFinder

Cesi Qingdao - credits to VesselFinder

The blackout halted all LNG exports from the Origin-operated Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project at the terminal in Gladstone. The ship was detained after the incident, according to AMSA. "Notably,...

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