VLCC Olympic Lyra, carrying diesel, heads to Britain -shipping data
The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Olympic Lyra changed its destination to Southwold on Britain’s southeastern coast from Singapore, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed.
* VLCCs like the Olympic Laurel, which is carrying diesel from Asia and is currently north of Madagascar, have a capacity of around 300,000 tonnes.
* Its estimated time of arrival in Britain is May 7, the shipping data showed.
* VLCCs often carry refined, or clean, oil products on their maiden journey before switching to crude oil or fuel oil.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)