The crude oil tanker Desh Vaibhav is totally under control and the vessel continues to be in full command following an explosion on board, the ship’s owner the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) informed.The company added that all personnel who had left the vessel are back on board safely. However, two casualties have been reported and are being sent ashore, while one crewman, that was injured in the incident, is being treated in the hospital at Muscat, Oman.The 2005-built Desh Vaibhav, which suffered an explosion in the early morning hours of August 14, would be shortly shifted to the nearest port for assessment of damage and repairs.SCI earlier said that based on the preliminary information the tanker “reportedly suffered an explosion in one of its cargo tanks” while it was offshore Oman, sailing from Sikka, India to Fujairah, UAE.The events that led to the explosion are currently unknown.
Delete Blood Cancer co-founder and board member Katharina Harf will co-host the 2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala along with Honorary Gala Chairman Michele Scannavini CEO CotyInc on Wednesday, May 7.The evening will honor EvanSohn and The Sohn Conference Foundation and feature an unforgettable performance by Jessie J.Delete Blood Cancer started with one family’s search for a bone marrow donor and is today part of the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. They have registered more than 4.2 million potential donors and facilitated more than 41,000 life-saving transplants.Also expected to attend the event are Georgia May Jagger, Dita von Teese, Veronica Webb, Kimberly Chandler, Angela Bellotte (model), Anastasia Ganias (actress), Anne Slowey (Elle Magazine) and Michele Scannavini, among others.WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street55 Wall Street, New York CityFind out more here. read more
APTN National NewsA flight from London heading to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit Tuesday afternoon.American Airlines flight 137 landed in Iqaluit at 12:25 p.m. local time as a result of a medical emergency.According to Nunavut health officials, one of the passengers was admitted to hospital, but was treated and released.An American Airlines spokesperson said the plane also made a hard landing and had to be inspected before it could take off again.It made for a long day for the 236 passengers onboard.The plane hit the skies for L.A. at 3:30 p.m. local time.