Update: LNG carriers searched amidst terrorist threat to UK

first_imgLNG World News Staff (Article updated on 23.05. with a comment by the Port of Milford Haven)For the past two years, United Kingdom’s special forces have been reportedly searching for mines attached to LNG tankers transporting the chilled fuel from the Middle East to the UK’s receiving terminals. According to a report by the Mail on Sunday, Special Boat Service and the specialist divers from the Royal Navy, have been conducting secret searches on LNG carriers as threats of attacks by the terrorist groups like the Al Qaeda or ISIS grow.A senior Naval source was cited by the Mail as saying that the groups have acquired limpet mines which can be attached to the hull of the LNG tankers heading for the UK.Such mines can be activated once the ships reach LNG import terminals’ such as the South Hook LNG terminal in Milford Haven or the Isle of Grain terminal in Kent. An incident at one these facilities could have severe economic consequences and lead to gas shortage in the United Kingdom, the report said.Although a large number of vessels has been searched over the past couple of years it is unclear whether any limpet mines or similar improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been found, the report noted.In addition to the dive searches on LNG carriers, Royal Navy warships calling in Egyptian ports as well as Beirut, Lebanon, are undergoing routine checks as these vessels have also become a target for terrorist attacks, the report said.LNG World News invited the Port of Milford Haven to comment on the report.Bill Hirst, Harbourmaster at the Port of Milford Haven, said: “We have seen the recent media reports but do not have access to information regarding any activity that may or may not be carried out by UK Special Forces.”last_img read more

Mavericks’ Harris signs 5-year deal

first_imgBEN SCHMIDT/Herald photoAlando Tucker may have taken Devin Harris’ title as the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball all-time single-season scoring champ, but Harris still has something on Tucker: a bigger paycheck.The former Wisconsin standout agreed Monday on the terms of a 5-year contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks, which is reportedly worth more than $42.6 million. The extension will be added on to the point guard’s current contract, which is set to expire at the conclusion of the upcoming season.“Devin, along with Josh [Howard], those guys will carry the baton for us into the future,” Mavericks President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson told the Dallas Morning News. “Devin’s deal was something we were hopeful of getting done so that it doesn’t have to be weighing on his mind this season.”This past season, Harris set career-bests for points (10.2), assists (3.7) and rebounds (2.5) and also pushed for more and more playing time as the season wore on.”I feel good about the commitment for another five years,” Harris told NBA.com. “Hopefully now we can run with it.”Harris, a Wauwatosa, Wis. native and former Mr. Wisconsin Basketball, was a starter as a freshman on UW head coach Bo Ryan’s first team at the university — a team that surprised many by winning a share of the Big Ten Championship despite entering the season picked to finish as low as ninth in the conference.As a sophomore, Harris clinched an outright Big Ten title for the Badgers by hitting a free throw with .4 seconds left in the season’s final game, sending a sold-out Kohl Center crowd into a frenzy.Over his three years at Wisconsin, Harris won or shared two Big Ten regular season championships and a conference tournament championship, establishing himself as one of the school’s all-time greats.Following his junior season, Harris declared for the NBA draft and was the No. 5 overall selection, going to the Dallas Mavericks.last_img read more

Elche intends to transfer Gorka Guruzeta, from Athletic

first_img12 The Elche CF has decidedly launched into the winter market to get the main reinforcements it expects Potato To finish compensating your workforce. The objectives are a central defense, preferably to act in the left-handed profile, and a forward. For the attack, in addition to aiming to the discards of Cádiz, has also set its sights on the Athletic. Like, and much, Gorka Guruzeta. Gorka Guruzeta, son of the historical center of the Real Sociedad Javier Guruzeta, is a promising footballer of Athletic Club, 23 years old, to which only a serious injury in the crusader of his knee separated him from the dynamics of the first team. Last season he played nine official meetings with the first team, between League and Cup, and premiered as a scorer in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium in Seville. In April he was injured in a duel of subsidiaries before the Sporting B and eight months later he returned to the competition in the Bilbao Athletic, where he has participated in the last five days.Athletic values ​​the option of leaving him in the second team to take another shoot, although he could also accept an assignment if he sees that the player has options to have some continuity in the lineups. Elche is not the only one who has knocked on the door of agent Luis Alonso, who represents Potato, a junior technician who already trains the loan from Lezama, Andoni López. Rayo Vallecano is one of those who have asked for. Gorka Guruzeta, 1.88 meters high that can act as a second point or fall to either of the two bands. It has a powerful shot that has allowed it to become known as a scorer in the Bilbao Athletic.last_img read more