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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 September 2014

    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 […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Calgary spilled approximately 30,000 liters of fuel while transiting the Straits of Georgia in the morning of February 24. The F76 type fuel leaked in the vicinity of traffic lanes off British Columbia and was reported to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and Environment Canada. The frigate and crew were underway for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency Region Four and Five as well as Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio.   The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has established a safety zone on the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Halifax Provincial Court sentenced the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to pay a penalty of CAD$100,000 after pleading guilty to violating the state’s Fisheries Act. The charges stem from a May 8, 2013, incident where approximately 9000 liters of diesel fuel was spilled from the Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John’s into Halifax […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Base’s Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) organisation worked alongside colleagues from Serco Marine Services, who provided the equipment on the day. Around 200 metres of boom was deployed manually during the exercise, in response to the scenario of an oil spill from a jetty. Anchored to a strong-point, the boom was used to contain the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Industry news

    Pella Shipyard, the leading company in Russian tug building market, is conducting the mooring trials for tug No 621 of project 16609 and tug No 502 of project PE-65. Both tugs are being built for the Russian Navy. The first tug of project 16609 is an Azimuth tug intended for harbor, coastal and offshore towing and […]

  • 13 August 2014

    US Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to a report of possible pollution caused by the grounding of the motor vessel Pacific Queen, moored at Harris Harbor in Juneau, Tuesday morning.   Coast Guard pollution responders arrived on scene and observed a small sheen. The hull of Pacific Queen sustained minor damage due to grounding. […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Representatives from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Naval Sea Systems Center (NAVSEA) hosted a Maritime Environmental Conference and workshop that concluded July 3 on board High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) as part of the ship’s participation in Africa Partnership Station (APS) East 2012. Thirteen members of the Tanzanian People’s Defense Force (TPDF), as […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A video released by Aker Arctic shows two Finnish vessels, the navy’s multipurpose vessel Louhi and the Finnish Border Guard offshore patrol vessel Turva, carrying out full scale ice trials during the winter of 2016. Drone footage shows the vessels performing astern ridge penetration tests and level ice performance trials in the Gulf of Bothnia, Finland. FNS Louhi […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Numerous naval and coast guard assets participated in Helcom Balex Delta 2018, a major Baltic operational exercise in oil spill response. Coordinated by the Swedish Coast Guard and backed by the EU, the exercise took place in the waters of Karlskrona from August 27 to 31, 2018. Balex Delta is an annual oil response exercise […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 November 2014

    Philippine Coast Guard in Camiguin on Wednesday, November 26th, successfully rescued crew members of a sinking passenger-cargo vessel in Balbagon. The rescued seafarers were onboard MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 which was siphoning seawater from her grounded sister ship, MV Super Shuttle Ferry 15 when the incident occurred. The personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Equipment & technology

    Leading environmental technology company, Vikoma International Limited, has secured a second major contract with KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root). The contract, worth more than £2.5million to Vikoma, is to support Ministry of Defence (MoD) deployable fuels infrastructure including aircraft and ground vehicle refuelling operations. Vikoma will provide rugged and portable powerpacks for the Joint Operational […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Japanese government has agreed to provide Sri Lanka with a grant of up to 1.83 billion yen (approx. US$18M) for the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to receive two new patrol boats. The agreement, signed June 30 between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is aimed at […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad collided with an oil tanker in a fjord in Norway as it was returning from NATO exercise Trident Juncture. The incident occurred at 4:26 (local time) on November 8 in Hjeltefjorden, north of Sotra, Norwegian Armed Forces said.  Eight sailors have suffered minor injuries and have been taken care of. […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Recently, JSC Pella shipyard signed the contract with Ministry of Defense of Russia for the construction and delivery of 4 multifunction complex port service vessels on the base of project 03180, two of the vessels will be transferred to the customer this year. Just few days later, the shipyard successfully launched the tugboat Putorana (building […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding SA has laid the keel for the first of six tugs to be built for the Polish Navy under a contract signed in June 2017. The first tug, bearing pennant number 860/1, started construction in November 2017 when the first steel was cut. The tugs will be used for port tasks, […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet will be expanded with two port service vessels, according to   The state-of-the-art vessels, which are supposed to join the fleet until Russian Navy Day, will be named Umba and Pecha. These are just two of the planned 16 vessels that will join the Russian Navy fleet in 2014. […]

  • 30 September 2011
    Training & Education

    Chartered by the French Navy for the Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea, the response, assistance and salvage tug will ensure safety on this maritime zone. The Abeille Languedoc, a response, assistance and salvage tug operated by Les Abeilles, a BOURBON affiliate, has just arrived in Boulogne-sur-Mer (north of France). Chartered by […]