Reuters: The first tanker since the earthquake was admitted to the Ceyhan terminal in Turkey


The first tanker since the earthquake was cleared to the Turkish Ceyhan export terminal to load Iraqi oil, Reuters reported, citing vessel tracking data and sources familiar with the situation.

The Vallesina tanker, the first since Monday’s earthquake, has been given permission to dock at the Ceyhan export terminal to load Iraqi oil.

On the morning of February 6, an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck southeast Turkey, which, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was the strongest since 1939. Damage was also reported in several regions of Syria, tremors were also felt in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Media reported that operations at the large Turkish oil port of Ceyhan were suspended due to the earthquake. And in Syria, the operation of the largest refinery in the province of Tartus has been suspended.

According to Refinitiv Eikon, cited by Reuters, the Vallesina tanker was at the pier of the Ceyhan terminal. The agency’s source in trading circles, in turn, confirmed that the tanker had been given permission to load oil.