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  • 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

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities

    Nigerian Navy personnel have intercepted a marine tanker codenamed MT Marina for suspected illegal bunkering of automotive gas oil (AGO). According to the Nigerian Navy, the vessel was laden with 100 metric tons (MT) of suspected illegal refined AGO at the time of the arrest on April 28, 2016. MT Marina which was arrested by the Nigerian […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology continue to oversee the cleanup and investigate the cause of an oil spill that appeared earlier this week in the Ballard Mill Marina, on Salmon Bay, along the Lake Washington Ship Canal.   The Coast Guard and Ecology received reports Monday morning of oil, accompanied […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) participated in an underway oil spill response exercise with USNS Catawba (T-ATF-168) in Bahraini waters, Nov. 6-10. The exercise was held to test the Navy’s capability to respond to an emergent oil spill from a U.S. Navy ship. SUPSALV maintains and regularly exercises salvage and oil […]

  • 22 September 2014

    The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a reported fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday.   At approximately 10:56 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Industry news

    Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for fifteen (15) 30’ Rapid Response Skimmers to be delivered to various Navy bases over the next 12 months. The Navy currently owns and operates over 70 Kvichak-built skimmers worldwide as the Navy’s tier one response asset. The rapid-response, shallow-water capable skimmer […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    About 35,000 gallons of diesel fuel were discharged from the U.S. Navy’s destroyer, USS Jason Dunham, off the Outer Banks, North Carolina, according to the Outer Banks Voice.   The spill started on March 11, 50 miles east-southeast of Ocracoke and continued until March 12 around 75 miles east of Carova Beach, without direct environmental […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Vessels

    US Navy divers have completed the removal of fuel oil from the capsized World War II German cruiser, Prinz Eugen, at Enubuj Island in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Working from aboard US naval ship Salvor, divers from Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 completed the undertaking on October 15, after 45 days of efforts. An estimated […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed oil spill response training at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, July 14-17.   The training was executed under the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program and provided Navy and Marine Corps Facility Response Team (FRT) personnel with the requisite skills to quickly […]

  • 6 January 2012
    Authorities

    U.K. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has stated that any intention by Iran to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz will be deemed as illegal and unsuccessful. He added that disruption to the flow of oil through the strait will impose a threat to regional and global economic growth and that the […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    More than 75 years after the Second World War, decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) diving support vessel Manawanui will soon be fighting environmental hazards at key sites across the southern Pacific. Decommissioned from the RNZN in February 2018 after 30 years of service, former HMNZS Manawanui has been handed over to her new owners […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Cypriot defense ministry and Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca hosted warships from France, Israel and Greece among others for the fourth consecutive exercise Nemesis 2017. The one-day exercise took place on October 17 in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A US Coast Guard Sector Boston pollution response crew is responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, dry docked at the Boston Ship Repair facility.   The spill, estimated at approximately 11,000 gallons, is self-contained in dry dock and there is currently no oil in the water. At approximately 9 p.m., Wednesday, watchstanders […]

  • 28 August 2012

    Nigerian navy has rescued twenty eight oil workers of Sinopec Corp., a Chinese petroleum company in the Niger Delta, who had been kidnapped by a gang called the Lapto Marine Force on Thursday,  the Associated Press informs. According to the navy spokesman Commodore Kabir Aliyu’s statement from yesterday, the workers have been found in an […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During her recent port visit to the Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg conducted an oil spill exercise with units of the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force, Fire and Rescue Services, Port authorities and Maritime Safety Administration.   The command team of FGS Brandenburg coordinated and planned the complex Local Maritime Capability Building […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently completed delivery of fifteen (15) 30’ Rapid Response Skimmers to the U.S. Navy. With the addition of these skimmers the Navy will be operating over 85 Kvichak-built skimmers worldwide as the Navy’s tier one response asset. The rapid-response, shallow-water capable skimmer is ideally suited for use on oil spills in […]

  • 9 October 2013

    The Nigerian Navy turned over six suspected oil thieves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to the AllAfrica news site. The suspects have been transferred for further investigation and possible prosecution on the grounds of illegal transporting of petroleum products, believed to be automotive gas oil, to smaller boats offshore Escravos. The […]

  • 17 March 2014

    A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government’s Border Protection Operations. HMA Ships Success, Ballarat and Toowoomba tested communications, procedures and protocols between Coastwatch, Defence assets and Oil and Gas Installations during the patrol.   Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, […]

  • 31 December 2013

    Australian Navy’s ship HMAS Albany was busy at sea during the holiday season performing security operations in Australian waters. The Armidale Class Patrol Boat was on a security patrol off the North West Shelf region, home to oil and gas resource platforms, which are of strategic relevance for Australia. By engaging into this type of […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Indian Coast Guard demonstrated its preparedness and readiness to intervene effectively in containing an oil spill disaster at the fourth edition of the National Pollution Response Exercise titled CLEAN SEA-4, conducted at sea off Kochi on 14th Dec 2012. The exercise was witnessed by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, Director General Indian Coast Guard, Inspector […]

  • 13 February 2014

    The Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius has kept a watchful eye over the recent period on the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields, providing overt security presence in the strategically important area for Australia.   The patrol was conducted under the umbrella of the RED RAPTOR exercise enabling the Royal Australian Navy’s ships […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Astoria, Oregon, participated in a Spilled Oil Response System exercise near Blake Island, Washington, Wednesday.   The exercise was part of an annual response exercise and included members of the Coast Guard 13th District Response Advisor Team, Pacific Strike Team […]

  • 6 June 2013

    The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Valdez, and Gallagher Marine Services, LLC formally established a Unified Command on Wednesday in response to container oil leaks aboard the cargo ship BBC Arizona. The Unified Command structure brings together representatives of all major organizations involved in an incident in order to coordinate […]

  • 27 December 2011

    Several unknown pirate boats were unsuccessful in their attempt to hijack a Saudi oil tanker as the Iranian destroyer Jamaran intervened. It is most likely that the whole incident took place in the Sea of Oman where Iran is currently conducting massive wargames. Jamaran was part of Iran’s 16th fleet of warships which returned home […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A total of three new ships were launched at two separate shipyards for the Indonesian Navy on September 24 and 25. Shipbuilder PT. Karimun Anugrah Sejati launched two 45-meter cadet training ships – V-06 and V-07 – on September 24 in Batam. Another Batam-based shipbuilder, Batamec Shipyard, launched the 122-meter oil tanker KRI Bontang (907) on […]

  • 4 July 2011

      Every Sunday for a past couple of weeks, protesters have taken to a streets of Hanoi as good as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam chanting “down… (aboutvietnam) [mappress] Source: aboutvietnam, July 4, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Newcastle’s recent transit from Darwin to HMAS Stirling south of Perth was a busy one with the ship patrolling the waters around over 20 oil and gas platforms. Commanding Officer of Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, said the importance of providing an Australian Defence Force presence in the north of Australia could not be understated. […]