Indonesia police shoot dead 11 petty criminals in Asian Games crackdown

first_imgJakarta, Jul 17 (AFP) Indonesian police have shot and killed 11 suspected small-time criminals and wounded dozens more in a crackdown before it hosts the Asian Games next month, authorities said today. Some 52 suspects have been shot after resisting arrest in the capital Jakarta since the start of July, with 11 dying of their wounds, police said. “They were endangering the public because they resisted arrest,” said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono. More than 2,000 suspected criminals have been arrested in the past few weeks, he added. Hundreds of extra officers are on patrol in Jakarta before it hosts the August 18-September 2 event along with Palembang city on Sumatra island. Security is a major concern at the Games which come a few months after fatal attacks in Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya reignited concerns about Islamist militants. Indonesia’s anti-terrorism squad has arrested some 200 terror suspects since the May attacks, according to the national police chief. Three terror suspects were shot and killed by police during raids in Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta at the weekend. Some 100,000 security staff will be deployed in Jakarta, Palembang and West Java province, which is hosting some events, during the Games. More than 11,000 athletes from 45 countries are set to compete at the second-biggest multi-sport event behind the Olympics. (AFP) SCYSCYlast_img read more

MR2 Newbuilding Joins Maersk Tankers Fleet

first_imgImage Courtesy: Maersk GroupMaersk Tankers, part of the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk, has taken delivery of Maersk Timaru, a 51,800 dwt product tanker, from South Korea’s Sungdong shipyard.Completed in late October 2016, the MR2 tanker is part of Maersk Tankers’ investment in 19 new vessels, which is aimed at renewing parts of the company’s fleet.With a gross tonnage of 29,455 tons, Maersk Timaru features a length of 183.1 meters and a width of 32.2 meters.“The vessel has been designed specifically to save fuel. She has a more efficient engine, different hull dynamics, the propeller is designed to be better at moving the water,” Captain Piotr Wieczorek said, adding that LED lights are also installed on board the vessel to use less energy.Maersk Timaru is one of more than 80 vessels owned by Maersk Tankers carrying products such as gasoline, naphtha and palm oil.In April 2016, the company christened two newbuildings at Sungdong shipyard, which are part of its fleet renewal plan. In 2015, Maersk Tankers named the first two of ten vessels ordered from the same shipyard.Last year, the firm said that approximately 20% of Maersk Tankers’ fleet will be replaced in the next few years with newbuilds already ordered. The company revealed that it has ten vessels from Sungdong and nine additional MR vessels from Ningbo shipyard in China, scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018.last_img read more