The Wildcats (28-2) left the relatively easy American League this season to become a free-lance team, but Wilkes and the Knights (21-11) did the opposite. The Knights, a free-lance team last season, joined the rugged L.A. City Section Coliseum League that features sectional heavyweights Dorsey, Crenshaw and Fremont. Renaissance Academy travels to Crenshaw to take on host View Park tonight at 7. Renaissance picked up its first-ever state playoff win on Thursday against Reedley Immanuel, but it can be argued the Knights have been facing state opponents all season. In beating Palm Springs Desert Chapel 94-63 on Thursday, the City Section Small School champions defeated their third state playoff team in eight attempts. Renaissance, by comparison, has a 3-1 record against four state playoff opponents. The Knights’ rigorous nonleague and league schedules may be paying off, however, as View Park has yet to be challenged in the postseason. It has beaten teams by an average of 40 points. Renaissance Academy boys basketball coach Sid Cooke has made strides over the past few years to improve the quality of opponents on the Wildcats schedule. But perhaps no one has done as much to challenge his team during the same period than Los Angeles View Park Prep coach James Wilkes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of the Ethane Crystal, the world’s first very large ethane carrier (VLEC) which was built for Mumbai-based Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance), from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).The 80,000 cbm Ethane Crystal is the first in a series of six VLECs ordered by Reliance from SHI in July 2014.Under the agreement signed in December 2014, MOL was appointed by Reliance to undertake site supervision of newbuilds and to be operator and ship manager of the vessels.Last month, the Ethane Crystal and its sister vessel, the Ethane Emerald, were inaugurated in Geoje, South Korea. The ships are said to be the largest VLECs ever built.Featuring a length of 227.85 meters and a width of 36.49 meters, the 57,494 dwt Ethane Crystal has membrane technology provided by French marine engineering company Gaztransport et Technigaz (GTT).The six ethane carriers will be used to transport ethane from the United States to India.With a market value of USD 97.12 million per ship, the remaining four VLECs being built for Reliance are scheduled for delivery in 2017, according to data provided by VesselsValue.