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  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New Zealand has awarded a NZD$493 million contract to the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of an ice-going tanker for the Royal New Zealand Navy. According to the defense minister Gerry Brownlee, the new ship will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica and is expected to be delivered in 2020. […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal New Zealand Navy announced that its newest and largest ever ship to be built will be named HMNZS Aotearoa. The Aotearoa will be an ice-going tanker built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Construction of the new 24,000-tonne vessel will start next year and is expected to be delivered in January 2020. […]

  • 29 September 2015

    The last of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Leaf Class support tankers is to leave the Service on Wednesday (30 September). RFA Orangeleaf, built in Birkenhead and launched in 1975 before being commissioned for service with the RFA in 1984, will complete her service in the port where she was built 40 years ago. The single […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) completed a fueling evolution at-sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 22. The four-day training event was just the second time in the last 15 years that a U.S. Navy tanker conducted fueling operations […]

  • 10 October 2017

    A Libyan Coast Guard boat on Saturday, October 7, opened fire on a tanker they suspected was smuggling Libyan fuel.  A video released by the coast guard shows the Comoros-flagged oil products tanker Goeast being hit by 30mm rounds fired by the coast guard boat. The tanker’s hull, tanks and engine room were severely damaged in the […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Lady Boyce, the wife of former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, has accepted the invitation to be the tanker’s sponsor – acting as “the embodiment of her spirit, forging a close relations with both the vessel and her crew” following every milestone in the ship’s […]

  • 7 September 2017

    The ReCAAP ISC received a report about a piracy incident occurred on a Thai-flagged Product Tanker MGT 1. The tanker was underway from Rayong port, Thailand to Andaman sea where the incident took place at about 2100 hrs on 6 Sep 17 at 54 nm east of Kuala Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, West Malaysia, at position […]

  • 20 August 2015

    Nearly 140 feet below the surface of the mid-Atlantic, the standard of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ‘flies’ for the first time in nearly 74 years. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Blue Ensign has been raised on the wreck of the tanker Darkdale off St Helena after a successful operation to remove tonnes of oil trapped in it, eliminating the […]

  • 29 July 2019

    Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf where it is set to ensure the safe passage of British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s seizing of tanker Stena Impero on July 19. Last week the government confirmed that the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through […]

  • 9 April 2014

    On Monday 7 April the German tanker Rhön arrived in the port of Djibouti to join the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta.   The tanker under the command of Captain Egon Rhauderwiek will provide regular replenishment support to the EU Naval Force warships and other international forces conducting counter piracy operations […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Examiner reports that a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter collided with a Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday morning. The U.S. Navy says that no one was hurt in the collision. The collision between USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has reportedly informed the Brazilian Navy that it is preparing to sell one of its two Wave-class tankers in 2019. According to the Brazilian website Poder Naval, this is the second time the Brazilian Navy has received a notice from the UK about the potential sale of one of the two tankers, RFA […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Navy anti-air warfare destroyer FS Cassard rescued twelve crew members of the Panama-flagged asphalt-bitumen tanker Durban Queen in the Persian Gulf on November 20. FS Cassard was en route to Kuwait and exercise Pearl of the West when it received a distress call from the nearby tanker. According to the French defense ministry, the […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Eagle Ford Shale continues to positively impact Port Corpus Christi and the U.S. economy. Yesterday, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, the M/V Pennsylvania, a newly built U.S. Flag vessel destined to move products related to Eagle Ford Shale in the region, made its first port of call to Port Corpus Christi. The tanker docked at Oil […]

  • 11 July 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose has chased off five Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessels trying to impede the passage of tanker British Heritage in the Persian Gulf on Thursday. According to media reports, HMS Montrose positioned itself between the tanker and Iranian vessels and issued verbal warnings before the Iranian boats retreated. The incident took place […]

  • 20 March 2012

    Tanker RFA Wave Knight was treated to a low-key welcome in Portland as she returned from 11 months away east of Suez. Since leaving the UK, the fleet tanker has supported the international naval mission in the Middle East, providing fuel and other supplies to sustain the ongoing fight against piracy and other criminal activities […]

  • 20 September 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour will join a wider defense force effort to help bring fuel around the country by sea and road after the sole supply pipeline of jet fuel in Auckland was punctured by a digger last week, triggering a jet fuel shortage. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces […]

  • 3 September 2012

    Pirates released an oil tanker with Russian sailors captured on Aug 27 in the Gulf of Guinea, none of crewmembers suffered… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, September 3, 2012

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has given approval for the NZDF to seek a replacement for the naval tanker HMNZS Endeavour.   “To operate effectively the NZDF needs to provide fuel and logistical support to its deployed ships, helicopters and vehicles,” says Dr Coleman. “This capability is crucial given New Zealand’s […]

  • 2 June 2017

    In the second attack on commercial vessels in just two days, pirates attempted to hijack oil tanker MT NAVIG8 Providence in the Arabian Sea on June 1. The incident, confirmed by EU NAVFOR, took place in the Gulf of Oman as the MT NAVIG8 Providence was sailing 100 nautical miles east of Muscat. According to the European counter-piracy military […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Turkish Navy has shared a video of its Type 209/1200 submarine TCG Yildiray sinking a decommissioned navy tanker during a torpedo-firing exercise. The navy said the firing took place on June 11 without specifying the exercise location. In the video, the Ay-class submarine can be seen submerging before firing a single wire-guided torpedo at […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refeuling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the US Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to an Omega K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    They will be known as Type 707.

  • 14 April 2015

    Nigerian Navy’s Western Naval Command personnel repelled a pirate attack over the weekend. Ten suspected pirates travelling in two boats attempted to hijack a foreign product tanker MT Imas. As reported by This Day Live, the pirates, who have already boarded and took over the vessel, resisted arrest. The naval patrol boat was in the vicinity and managed to […]

  • 14 September 2011

      Marines from large ASW ship Severomorsk released Greek tanker United Emblem captured by pirates on Sept 10, told Mikhail Voitenko, Maritime Bulletin‘s editor. Full-loaded tanker United Emblem was sailing from port of Fujairah to Marseille. On Sept 10 at 6.27 am (GMT) the tanker’s crew sent distress signal saying the vessel was attacked by […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s third Tide-class tanker RFA Tidesurge entered service in a ceremony on February 20. The 39,000-tonne fleet replenishment tanker is the latest of four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships. “Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tidesurge is the third of our four new fleet replenishment tankers,” said Commodore Duncan Lamb, Head of the RFA. “With her […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future HMNZS Aotearoa, the biggest ever vessel to be built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, is taking shape and is ready for launch in South Korea. Aetorea is being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Shipbuilding’s Ulsan shipyard and is scheduled to be launched within the next two weeks, according to the New Zealand Navy. […]

  • 17 January 2012

    Sailors from tanker RFA Wave Knight saved all ten people aboard a stricken pleasure craft off Oman in a dramatic night-time rescue. The 70ft Princess Melisa was taking on water and in danger of capsizing in the northern Arabian Sea when the auxiliary came to her aid. All ten souls aboard her were plucked to […]

  • 30 August 2017

    The third of four Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tide-class tankers has been named in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. RFA Tidesurge was named in a ceremony on August 29, attended by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock, British ambassador to South Korea Charles Hay and a number […]