zoom Bermuda-headquartered crude oil tanker company, DHT Holdings, has taken delivery of a very large crude carrier (VLCC) newbuilding from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The 299,900 dwt vessel is named DHT Lion and is entering the spot market. It is the third of a series of six VLCC newbuildings to be delivered to the company from November 2015 to October 2016. The crude oil tanker with a gross tonnage of 154,000 t is sailing under the flag of Hong Kong.“The newbuildings are all fully funded and are expected to contribute greatly to the company’s earnings power,” DHT Holdings reported.DHT reported in February annual net income of USD 105.3 million for 2015, compared to net income of USD 12.9 million in 2014, due to a stronger market as well as the delivery of the VLCC DHT Jaguar.The company has a fleet of 17 VLCCs, 1 Suezmax, 2 Aframaxes and 3 newbuildings. The next newbuild is scheduled to be delivered in July 2016.
Mano Tittawella, the Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms told the BBC, Sri Lanka is confident it will get the two years it is seeking from the UNHRC. The new Resolution is expected to be cosponsored by Sri Lanka, the UK and the US. “We must give Sri Lanka time to fully implement the October 2015 resolution and post-conflict measures required to embed stability, reconciliation and justice,” he said.Sharma later had talks with Samaraweera on the sidelines of the 34th session of the UNHRC underway in Geneva. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka has confirmed it will seek two more years from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to fully implement Resolution 30/1.A new Resolution is to be submitted to the UNHRC during the ongoing 34th session in Geneva. The British Government told the UNHRC yesterday to give Sri Lanka time to fully implement the October 2015 resolution.British Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma, told the Council during the high-level segment he welcomes Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s constructive engagement at the UNHRC.