Norway-based shipping company Ocean Yield has taken delivery of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Nissos Santorini. The vessel was delivered from the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and is the third in a series of four VLCCs that will be delivered to the company in 2019.Upon delivery, the ship commenced a 15-year bareboat charter to Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp with a 5-year sub-charter to Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd.Okeanis Eco Tankers, established in 2018 by the Alafouzos family, has seven tankers built between 2015 to 2018 and eight VLCCs scheduled for delivery in 2019.
Nineteen long-term care facilities in Florida have either a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus, state health care officials said at a news briefing Wednesday.One of the cases, a 77-year-old, died earlier this week from the highly contagious virus.Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew said she cannot reveal the names or addresses of the nursing facilities where cases are confirmed, citing patient privacy requirements.However, her staff is at those centers to support their response efforts.The potential infections at the centers come as Gov. Ron DeSantis requests additional test kits and supplies to fight the coronavirus. He stated in a briefing on Wednesday those efforts have been affected by supply shortages.