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PIRATES ABDUCT EIGHT CREWMEMBERS FROM FREIGHTER OFF CAMEROON

20 AUG 2019 German shipowner MC-Schiffahrt reports that the freigher MarMalaita was attacked by pirates off Cameroon on the night of August 14. Eight members of her 12-man crew have been kidnapped. At about 2300-2400 hours Wednesday, the vessel was anchored at Douala when pirates boarded the ship and kidnapped the eight victims. …

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DELOITTE: INVESTMENT ATTRACTIVENESS OF BRI COUNTRIES HAS RISEN

19 AUG 2019 Deloitte and the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (SMCC) jointly issued the second Belt and Road Countries Investment Index Report earlier this month indicating that the overall investment attractiveness of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries has risen, particularly in Southeast Asia. 2018 marked the fifth year …

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STENA BULK PRESSES FOR RELEASE OF TANKER’S CREW

05 AUG 2019 The Swedish tanker operator Stena Bulk protested the continued detention of the UK-flagged Stena Impero by Iranian authorities, describing the action as “unacceptable and unjustifiable.” The vessel has been in Iranian custody for 19 days. “We are maintaining limited communication with the crew onboard and although they remain in …

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