The vessel hired by Royal Dutch Shell Plc to look for potential oil and gas fields on the Wild Coast is on course to leave South African waters after community groups won a court case to temporarily halt the activity. Shell has decided to terminate the current contract for the survey vessel early,” a company spokesperson said, citing ongoing legal hearings and a limited weather window to conduct the work, adding that the company is still considering how it will proceed in the longer term. According to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg the vessel had headed back around the Cape of Good Hope and was set to reach a destination indicated as Las Palmas on January 18.
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