Operation Troy Leads to 20 Arrests of Members of Criminal Gangs in February

first_imgBy Dialogo February 23, 2011 In fulfillment of the state’s comprehensive offensive against criminal gangs, the National Police, in coordination with the Attorney-General’s Office and the Armed Forces, arrested ninety-five members of those structures during the second week of February, twenty of whom were detained in the department of Córdoba, as part of Operation Troy, launched by Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera Salazar on 5 February. Most noteworthy are the arrests of Víctor Hinestrosa Mena, alias ‘Blanquito’ [‘Little White One’], Cristian David Bravo Núñez, alias ‘Cristian,’ and Rafael Antonio Grandeth Serpa, alias ‘El Flaco’ [‘The Thin One’], linked to the investigation into the killings of the students Mateo Matamala Neme and Margarita Gómez Gómez, murdered on 10 January in the jurisdiction of San Bernardo del Viento. Since 18 February, the Colombian National Police has carried out two simultaneous operations in Buenavista and Montelíbano, where eight members of ‘Los Urabeños’ were detained who were involved in several of the most recent homicides in that region of the country, and from whom seven firearms, two fragmentation grenades, and forty-one ammunition cartridges were seized. In the course of this offensive, two significant blows stand out against the ‘Los Rastrojos’ [‘Stubble’] gang, whose leaders Jader Luis Blanquicet Julio, alias ‘Urabá,’ and Jorge Armando Rodríguez, alias ‘Pantera’ [‘Panther’], both active in the department of El Cauca, were brought before the courts on charges of homicide, forced displacement, kidnapping, extortion, illegal weapons possession, and criminal conspiracy. During the operations, carried out in ten departments in the country, the police arrested thirty-eight members of ‘Los Urabeños,’ thirty-three members of ‘Los Paisas’ (all belonging to the groups associated with the ‘Envigado Office’), nineteen members of ‘Los Rastrojos,’ four members of the ‘Renacer’ [‘Rebirth’] criminal gang, and one member of the self-proclaimed ‘Anticommunist Popular Army’ (ERPAC). As a result of these actions, according to National Police reports, 65 firearms, 655 ammunition cartridges of various calibers, eight fragmentation grenades, three sticks of the explosive Indugel, four firing tubes, 90 kilograms of narcotics, 203 kilograms of precursor chemicals for processing alkaloids, and 228 gallons of liquid raw materials were seized.last_img read more


Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports September 3, 2020 Pliskova failed to convert two set points in the second set and was knocked out by Caroline Garcia, 6-1, 7-6. The 2018 women’s champ reached the third round as Noami Osaka defeated Camila Giorgi 6-1, 6-2. The fourth-seeded Osaka committed only 11 unforced errors.Unseeded Americans Ann Li, Shelby Rogers and Madison Brengle have pulled off upset victories. Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Rogers beat No. 11-seeded Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-1, before Brengle completed a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dayana Yastremska.Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and No. 5 Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv) each needed four sets to win their second-round matches at the U.S. Open. Djokovic dropped his opening set before advancing with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kyle Edmund. American Brandon Nakashima gave Zverev fits for two sets before the German prevailed, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.Other winners on the men’s side include seventh seed David Goffin and No. 19 Taylor Fritz. No. 13 Cristian Garin was knocked out in five after winning his first two sets. Rockets advance, Heat outlast Bucks for 2-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets are in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals after winning a gritty seventh game in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.James Harden made up for a miserable shooting night with a big blocked shot that secured the Rockets’ 104-102 triumph over the Thunder. The Thunder got the ball to Lu Dort, who attempted a 3-pointer that Harden blocked with 4.8 seconds left.Robert Covington had 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Gordon also scored 21 points for the Rockets. Harden finished with 17 points and nine assists.Jimmy Butler bailed out the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Milwaukee. Third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Avs went ahead to stay in the second period before defeating the Stars, 4-1. Hutchinson has won each of his starts since replacing Pavel Francouz (FRAHN’-sohs) in the nets.Rookie defenseman Cale Makar (mah-KAHR’) scored the go-ahead goal in the second period. Nikita Zadorov (zah-DOHR’-ahv) and Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-tah-nehn) also scored, and Nathan MacKinnon added an empty-netter.The Avs have never won a series after dropping three of the first four games.Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-nihn) turned back 20 shots for Dallas. NHL-NEWS UNDATED (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon has signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension through the 2024 season. Mixon has emerged as one of the NFL’s top running backs, running for more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. The Bengals drafted Mixon in the second round in 2017 out of Oklahoma, where he was suspended for punching a woman in the face. The Bengals drew a backlash with the choice, prompting owner Mike Brown to acknowledge they were “taking a risk” on Mixon because he’s so talented.In other NFL news:— Coach Ron Rivera announced that Dwayne Haskins will be Washington’s starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Haskins got the nod over Kyle Allen and Alex Smith.— Chargers safety Derwin James will miss the season after having surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. James had surgery on Tuesday after he sustained the injury during a scrimmage on Sunday. The man called “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise” has died at age 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame said he passed away Monday following complications from dementia and COVID-19.Seaver was selected by the Mets in a special draft in 1966 after his contract with the Braves was nullified by Major League Baseball. He spent just one year in the minors and won the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year with a 16-13 record and 2.76 ERA for the last-place Mets.Seaver won the Cy Young three times, all with the Mets. He remains the franchise leader in most career categories, including 198 victories, 2,541 strikeouts.Seaver was the first pitcher in major league history with eight consecutive seasons of at least 200 strikeouts. He also was a 20-game winner in 1969, ’71, ’72, 75, and ’77.Seaver finished his Hall of Fame career with a 311-205 record, a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and 231 complete games. Over in the women’s bracket, sixth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah) and No. 8 Petra Martic moved into the third round, as did No. 17 Angelique Kerber.In other tennis news:— A three-day exhibition tennis tournament ahead of next year’s Australian Open has been canceled due to expected COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. The Kooyong Classic was to be held in the week before the January 18 to 31 Australian Open.NFL-NEWSBengals extend Mixon Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for his flagrant foul on Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) of the Dallas Mavericks. Doncic has been penalized $15,000 for throwing the ball at a referee.Both fines stemmed from actions in Game 6 of a first-round playoff series, which the Clippers won to eliminate the Mavericks.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAvs force Game 7EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have forced a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup second-round series by defeating the Dallas Stars for the second straight game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-OBIT-SEAVERHall of Famer Tom Seaver diesUNDATED (AP) — Tom Seaver was so good, he was given two nicknames.center_img The Heat squandered a six-point lead in the closing seconds before Butler drained two free throws with no time left to give Miami a 116-114 triumph over the top-seeded Bucks. The foul shots give the Heat a 2-0 lead in the series.Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) scored 23 points, Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) added 17 off the bench and Jae Crowder had 16 for the Heat. Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks, but he also committed the foul that sent Butler to the line. Khris Middleton scored 23 points for Milwaukee, the last three of those coming when Dragic was called for fouling him with 4.3 seconds left.NBA-MAVERICKS-CLIPPERS FINESClippers’ Morris, Mavs’ Doncic fined for actions in Game 6 MLB-SCHEDULERockies cool off GiantsUNDATED (AP) — Mike Brosseau wasted no time exacting some revenge on the New York Yankees.Brosseau belted a two-run homer and a solo shot in his first two at bats before the Rays finished off the Yankees, 5-2. Brosseau was the hitting star just a day after he was buzzed near the head by a fastball from Aroldis Chapman, which earned the Yankees’ closer a three-game suspension.Randy Arozarena also hit a two-run homer to help the AL East leaders improve to 8-2 versus the Yanks this year. — Adam Duvall slammed three home runs and drove in five to lead the Braves past the Red Sox, 7-5. Marcell Ozuna’s (oh-ZOO’-nuhz) solo blast broke a 5-5 deadlock in the seventh.— Zack Wheeler tossed three-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings, and Jay Bruce hit a solo homer in the Phillies’ eighth win in nine games, 3-0 over the Nationals. Neil Walker was 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Phils, who handed the defending champs their fifth consecutive loss and dropped the Nats to 12-22.— Mookie Betts slugged a tying homer in the ninth inning and Will Smith lined an RBI single in the 10th to rally the Dodgers past the Diamondbacks, 3-2. Los Angeles earned its ninth straight home win despite getting only four hits. — Jason Castro hit a tiebreaking two-run double while the Padres erupted for eight runs in the eighth inning of an 11-4 win over the Angels. Manny Machado delivered a two-run single in the eighth and Eric Hosmer hit a 443-foot, three-run homer to close out the rally.— Kevin Pillar (pih-LAHR’) laced a go-ahead, two-run triple while the Rockies scored five times in the seventh to hand the Giants just their fourth loss in 14 games, 9-6. Garrett Hampson hit his third homer in two days and Sam Hilliard also went deep to help Colorado bounce back from Tuesday’s 23-5 thumping by San Francisco. MLB-PIRATES-CLEMENTEPirates to celebrate Clemente DayPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates will celebrate Roberto Clemente when the entire team dons his No. 21 on Sept. 9 against the White Sox. The Hall of Fame outfielder collected 3,000 hits during his 18-year career. He died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972 at age 38 while attempting to bring humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE — Javier Baez socked a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings of the Cubs’ 8-2 rout of the Pirates. Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to cap the scoring.— The Brewers trailed 4-0 until Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) launched a three-run homer in the third inning to spark Milwaukee to a 7-5 decision over the Tigers. Jace (jays) Peterson added a two-run shot and Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) furnished a two-run single that tied the game.— Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) homered and Hyun Jin Ryu (hyoon jihn ree-OO’) pitched six solid innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Marlins. Miami rookie Sixto Sanchez had thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings until Gurriel belted a two-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the fifth. — The Reds picked up a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Joey Votto’s (VAH’-tohz) RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Redbirds were leading 3-1 and in line for a three-game sweep until Tucker Barnhardt smacked a two-run homer in the fifth.— Michael Conforto was 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs as the Mets whipped the Orioles, 9-4 to halt a five-game losing streak. Mets slugger Pete Alonso also homered, the fifth ever to reach the second deck in left field at Camden Yards. Also on ice:— Todd Reirden is back with the Penguins as an assistant coach just a week after being fired as head coach of the Capitals. Reirden served as an assistant under Dan Byslma (BYLZ’-mah) from 2010-14 before leaving to join the Capitals. The Penguins also hired Mike Vellucci as an assistant after he spent last season as GM and head coach of Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate.TENNIS-US OPENKerber gets past uncertainty, advances at US OpenNEW YORK (AP) — Karolina Pliskova (PLIHSH’-koh-vah) has become the first top-seeded woman to be ousted in the second round of the U.S. Open since 2008. The two teams played without their managers, who received one-game suspensions for Tuesday’s benches-clearing incident involving Chapman and Brosseau. Chapman has appealed his suspension.Elsewhere around the majors:— Michael Brantley smacked a two-run homer in the first inning to back a strong start from rookie Cristian Javier in the Astros’ 2-1 win against the Rangers. Javier allowed only a solo home run to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Joey Gallo in a career-high 6 2/3 innings to win his third straight decision.— Josh Donaldson returned from the injured list with two hits and two RBIs in the Twins’ 8-1 drubbing of the White Sox. Jake Cave, Miguel Sanó (sah-NOH’) and Eddie Rosario homered to support José Berríos (beh-REE’-ohs), who worked six strong innings.— Triston McKenzie tossed six innings of three-hit ball on his 23rd birthday to pitch the Indians to a 5-0 shutout of the Royals. Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) provided all the scoring with a pair of home runs. Allen goes from Blues to HabsUNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltending insurance for Carey Price.The St. Louis Blues have traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Canadiens, along with a 2022 seventh-round pick. The Blues receive third- and seventh-round picks in this year’s draft. The move clears $4.35 million of salary-cap space for the Blues and also signals that Jordan Binnington is the starting goalie of the present and future. He backstopped the Blues to the Cup last year. The extra cap room might be enough for the Blues to re-sign top defenseman and Stanley Cup-winning captain Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh), who is set to be a free agent this fall. NCAA-FURLOUGHSMemo: NCAA to furlough its entire staff for 3-8 weeksUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will furlough its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees for three to eight weeks in a cost-saving move. A memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press was sent by NCAA President Mark Emmert to the association’s more than 1,200 member schools Wednesday. Starting Sept. 21 through the end of January 2021, all national office staff will be subjected to a mandatory three-week furlough. Some staff will be furloughed for up to eight weeks.last_img read more


INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTS

first_imgInishowen Engineering Reserve First Division Reports 13/01/2013Cockhill Colts 0-2 Redcastle ResThe colts were unlucky in the second minute of the game after Tommy Doherty fed Stephen Porter on the edge of the area but his effort crashed off the bar.Redcastle settled and took the lead in their first attack when Greeg Breslin released Stephen McCauley and he fired low past Liam Lynch from close range.Midway through the half they increased their lead when Greg Breslin ran onto an Aiden Cunningham through ball to fire past Lynch.Cockhill started the second period well and were out of luck again when Seamus Gill crossed to Gary Breslin but his header rebounded off the bar.Cockhill dominated possession but failed to trouble Ryan McCole or create clear openings.Latre on in a quick break Redcastle’s Michael Bonner raced clear but fired wide when well placed. Rasheney Rovers 7-0 Illies ResRovers dominated this game for long periods against a young Illies side who had a few chances.The home side got a dream start when Vincent Brennan converted a penalty awarded in the second minute after Eamon Doherty had been upended.They continued to press and a looping Fergal Doherty effort, a long range Mark Gilmore shot and a scuffed Brendan Grant shot were all off target.Midway through the half Illies Martin Coyle broke clear but hit his shot early and it was well off target. Rasheeny replied and doubled their lead when keeper Thomas Grant advanced out wide to clear but his clearance was collected by Anthony McEleney and he fired to the unguarded net from distance.On 37 minutes a corner from the left found Fergal Doherty and when his shot was deflected it fell kindly to Ramon Reidy to slot home.Illies replied on the stroke of half time when Charlie McLaughlin and Coyle played a neat one two but Mclaughlin’s effort was off target.In the opening minute of the second half Brendan Grant had an effort tipped onto the bar by keeper Grant.In the next attack George Doherty fed Grant and he fired home from sixteen yards. Grant got another ten minute alter when he raced onto a ball over the top to fire home from the edge of the area and make it five.Substitute Ryan Gill then added two goals on his introduction the first when he ran onto a Paul McConalogue pass to drill home from sixteen yards. The second arrived after his initial shot was parried by Grant but hemanaged to squeeze the rebound home.Illies kept pressing and Jamie McCarron had an effort saved by Declan Grant. In an amazing escape on 81 minutes the visitors had three chances to score. Mccarron saw his effort saved by Grant and when the rebound fell to Stephen McGonigle his effort hit the bar before Charlie Mclaughlin’s second rebound flew wide.The final chance fell to the home side but Mark Gilmore’s point blank effort was brilliantly saved by Grant.Dunree Res 8-2 Greencastle ResDunree got a dream start on 2 minutes when a corner fell to james Doherty and he fired past Seamus Bovaird from six yards.Minutes later Thomas Doherty raced onto a ball over the top to lob Bovaird and double the elad.Greencastle battled back and reduced the deficit when Cathal Kelly raced onto a long ball and fired low past Philip Doherty in the home goal.But Dunree upped the pace and added another midway through the half when Thomas Doherty’s free eluded all and nestled in the bottom corner.They made it four one before the interval when Emmet Dunphy fed Constantin Bamica and he crossed for Joe Carlin to head home.Any chance of a comeback was quelled on 50 minutes after Johnny Lynch fed Dunphy and he slotted low past Bovaird.Carlin then got his second of the game with a superb finish from the edge of the area.Greencastle kept battling and got a goal back when Daniel Rowan released Dean McGeoghaghan to fire past Doherty.But Dunree finished strongly and paddy Toland converted from close range after good approach play by David Eccles. Carlin then got his hat trick when substitute John Doherty sent him clear to fire low past Bovaird.The visitors misery was complete when Mcgeoghaghan weas red carded late on for an off the ball incident. nishowen Engineering Reserve First DivisionPPtsRedcastle719Rasheney Res716Moville Youths710Rasheney Rovers79Cockhill Colts79Illies67Dunree66Greencastle73Fixtures: Sunday January 20th at 11amDunree V Cockhill ColtsD.McLaughlinIllies V GreencastleE. DohertyMoville Youths V RedcastleS Deeney Rasheney Rvs V Rasheney ResL DavenportINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTS was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTSlast_img read more


Sandy Alderson returns to Oakland A’s in advisory role

first_imgA’s exec Billy Beane, who got his start in management from Alderson and succeeded him as GM in 1998, said he was “excited to bring him back to Oakland.”“His mentorship and friendship have been invaluable to me over the course of my career, and I look forward to the expertise and … Sandy Alderson is returning to where it all began.On the heels of announcing he has been cancer free for four months, the former A’s general manager was hired by the team as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations.last_img read more


Donation to benefit new barn at Jackson County Fairgrounds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau presented the Jackson County Agricultural Society a check for $2500, to be used for the construction of a new barn on the Jackson County Fairgrounds. In September, a Hometown Harvest Dinner in the Street event was held to bring local producers and consumers together!  The donation given were the proceeds from that event. Thank you to everyone who supported this endeavor.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more


10 months ago​Monaco boss Henry: I talk to Fabregas every two, three days

first_img​Monaco boss Henry: I talk to Fabregas every two, three daysby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonaco boss Thierry Henry has admitted that he would be interested in Cesc Fabregas.It has been suggested in the British and French press that Fabregas is set to leave Chelsea, with a multi-year deal with Monaco touted as the most likely option.And the French club’s manager, who only took over the job earlier this season, would like to have Fabregas in his team.But he has not given any indication that a deal is set to be completed.”You saw like me, there was a standing ovation, tears,” Henry said of Fabregas to reporters. “Since I left Arsenal we talk every two or three days. It hasn’t changed in the last few days. He’s a player that interests all clubs.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


a month agoChelsea 2019 is the new Class of 92′ – Cascarino

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Chelsea 2019 is the new Class of 92′ – Cascarinoby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino is hyping up the club’s youngsters as they continue to produce on the pitch.The likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are starting to reward Frank Lampard’s faith in their talent.With Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to come into the team, Cascarino believes the Blues have a core of great young players.He is even comparing them to Manchester United’s famous Class of 92, which included the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.He told talkSPORT: “When we had the ‘Class of ’92’ at Manchester United we applauded them for bringing all these young players through.”Fergie (Sir Alex Ferguson) was very fortunate to have such a group of players coming through at the same time.”I’ve always been frustrated of Chelsea having so much success in the youth system but never having that conveyor belt of bringing those players through into the first team.”Tammy was one of a good number of players who probably wouldn’t have been in the team if Chelsea had a transfer budget. They probably wouldn’t have been anywhere near the first team, Tammy would have gone on loan somewhere else.”So let’s give Lampard some credit here because he has got choices at Chelsea, their squad is big enough not to play these young players. Olivier Giroud could easily have played at centre-forward [against Wolves].”At the start of the season it probably would have been Giroud first choice, Michy Batshuayi second and Tammy third, but Tammy has become the number one choice in a matter of three games. That’s credit to him but also the manager, because Frank has chosen to make that decision.”Then you’ve got Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi waiting in the wings and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who is older than the others but you’d like to think he’ll play a lot this season.”I’ve always thought it would have been such a mistake to have had all these great academy players and them not to have some sort of say in Chelsea’s future in the next five years, so I’m delighted.” last_img read more


Columbus Dispatch Posts Letters From Ohio State Fans Trashing Police Who Stopped J.T. Barrett

first_imgOhio State fan defending JT Barrett with newspaper article.ohio state fans defending jt barrettOhio State quarterback J.T. Barrett’s citation for operating a motor vehicle while impaired is a serious issue. But apparently, a few Buckeyes supporters are upset with the police for their decision to uphold the law.Sunday morning, The Columbus Dispatch’s Todd Jones posted a few letters that his publication received in response to the news. They’re a good reminder that “fan” is short for “fanatic.”Letters to the Columbus Dispatch regarding J.T. Barrett being cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. pic.twitter.com/edI25P5hMe— Todd Jones (@Todd_Jones) November 8, 2015To be clear, Ohio State isn’t the only fan base with members who think their players should be given preferential treatment – it happens everywhere.last_img read more


Sovcomflot Orders LNGFueled Tanker Trio from Zvezda

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image by WMN Russian shipping major Sovcomflot placed an order for three product carriers that use LNG fuel as their primary fuel in late December.The company said that it ordered the MR vessels from compatriot Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex on December 28, 2018.To feature a deadweight of 51,000 tonnes each, the units would transport petroleum products and gas condensate under long-term time charter agreements with Novatek, one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia.SCF said that each tanker would have an ice class of 1B, enabling safe operations in areas with challenging ice conditions, including the Baltic.“The technical specification of the tankers reflects the international regulatory limits on sulphur, nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions, which will come into effect in 2020,” SCF added.The deal comes on the back of an order for two 114,000 dwt LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers, which Sovcomflot placed with Zvezda in September 2018.last_img read more