Mystery surrounds the arrival of five large cargo ships and an oil tanker anchored off the Welsh coast when residents speculate they could be full of toilet roll
- Large cargo ships have baffled residents after landing at the Bristol Channel near Port Talbot in Wales
- A large oil tanker was seen arriving this weekend because the company was forced to store minerals offshore
- Sellers were unable to sell their products due to a large drop in demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Five large cargo ships and an oil tanker that have docked off the Welsh coast have confused residents – with residents speculating some may contain toilet rolls.
The ships were placed on the Bristol Channel as they waited to dock at Port Talbot after the first group arrived at the weekend.
The Mediterranean Highway 200 meters is the first to arrive and be registered in Panama, WalesOnline report.
The 55,000 ton ship was followed by Whitstar, registered in England, Golden Eagle, from the Marshall Islands, from Sagar Samrat Singapore, Mass Durability from Panama and SSI Excellent from Marshall Islands.
The ships were placed in the Bristol Channel as they waited to dock at Port Talbot after the first group arrived at the weekend
One of the vessels – Whitstar registered in the UK – is classified as an oil product tanker
Measuring 75 to 229 meters, it is unclear how long the ship will be in the channel or why they are there.
But Business Insider yesterday reported that record amounts of crude oil were stored offshore due to a large drop in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the vessels – Whitstar registered in the UK – is classified as an oil product tanker.
That happened when US oil prices reached below zero for the first time earlier this week, which meant producers paid buyers to take it.
In the latest figures never seen before coming out of an economic coma caused by a coronavirus pandemic, the cost of having a barrel of US crude shipped in May dropped to minus $ 37.63. That’s around $ 60 at the beginning of the year.
The decline came as contracts for US oil shipments in May expired on Tuesday and traders are expected to run out of places to store them in the next two weeks, which means they pay buyers who have room to take barrels out of their hands.
People have been brought to social media to share their confusion and demand answers about the ship
People have been brought to social media to share their confusion and demand answers about the ship.
One wrote on Facebook: ‘Does anyone know what ships / ships are at bay this morning? It looks like a cruise ship. ‘
The other replied, “If that’s the right one, I’m sure it’s a car carrier!”
A Twitter user wrote: “The shortage of toilet rolls was finally overcome when six ships anchored in the Bristol channel were waiting to enter the Port Talbot dock.”
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