Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions ‘hijacked’

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDUBAI – An oil tanker sought by the United States over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a seafarers welfare organization said Wednesday. Oil tanker sought by the United States was hijacked on July 5 off the U.A.E. coast. AP David Hammond, the CEO of the United Kingdom-based group Human Rights at Sea, said he took a witness statement from the captain of the MT Gulf Sky, confirming the ship had been hijacked. (AP) Satellite photos showed the vessel in Iranian waters on Tuesday and two of its sailors remained in the Iranian capital. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened aboard the Dominica-flagged MT Gulf Sky, though its reported hijacking comes after months of tensions between Iran and the U.S.last_img read more

World Athletics Championships: Long Jumper Sreeshankar Fails to Qualify for Final Round, Finishes 22nd

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Athletics Federation of Indiadutee chandIAAF World Athletics ChampionshipsIndia First Published: September 27, 2019, 10:36 PM IST Doha: India began its World Athletics Championships campaign on a disappointing note with long jumper M Sreeshankar failing to reach the final after finishing 22nd in the qualification round with a below par effort here on Friday.The 20-year-old Sreeshankar could only produce a best jump of 7.62m from his three attempts in the qualification B. His effort was well below his season’s best of 8.00m, which he had produced only last month in Patiala. The youngster, who has a personal best and national record of 8.20m, began with a 7.52m before clearing 7.62m. He then fouled his third and final jump to end his campaign in disappointment.The automatic mark for the finals was set at 8.15m but only one jumper could touch it. The 11 other best performers went through to the finals with the least distance making the cut was 7.89m.Sreeshankar’s 7.62m effort here was his second worst this season. He had 7.53m in the qualifying round of the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow last month.This season, he has been consistent around 7.80m with three jumps in the 7.90s, besides the 8.00m in Patiala on August 16.Sreeshankar was, however, placed second last in terms of the season’s best among the 27 jumpers who took part in the qualification round. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more