Gazprom: First cargo of Yamal oil shipped from Arctic Gate offshore terminal

May 30, 2016

An event marking the start of the year-round shipments of Yamal oil from the Arctic Gate (Vorota Arktiki), an Arctic oil loading terminal, took place today in the Mys Kamenny settlement (Yamal Peninsula, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area). The event was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Alexander Dyukov, Chief Executive Officer… Continue Reading »


WHOI Supports NTSB Search for El Faro Data Recorder

April 19, 2016

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as it undertakes its second search for the vessel data recorder (VDR) of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.   The U.S. flagged El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on October 1, 2015. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew perished… Continue Reading »


PHOTO/VIDEO: NTSB Reveals El Faro Wreckage

January 6, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the accident docket and released underwater images and video of the sunken El Faro vessel as part of its continuing investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship in the Atlantic Ocean in October. The US-flagged ship, owned by Sea Star Line, LLC, and operated by TOTE Services,… Continue Reading »


Crude Ban Too Late To Reverse Fortunes in the Oil Patch?

December 29, 2015

As the New Year approaches, Enterprise Products Partners isn’t wasting any time. The Houston-based pipeline giant announced in a Dec. 23 statement it would load its first cargo of U.S. crude oil for export during the first week of January – less than a month after the ban was lifted. “We are excited to announce… Continue Reading »


Another Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya, 200 Feared Dead

August 31, 2015

A boat carrying around 400 African migrants has reportedly sunk offshore Libya leaving around 200 people dead. As Reuters reports, the Libyan coast guard rescued around 201 people, and others are believed to be trapped in the cargo hold when the boat sunk. The authorities informed that the migrants were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan, Syria,… Continue Reading »


Working with hazardous substances in marine terminals

March 28, 2015

It’s a simple question, but one that can affect shipping operations: what are you transporting? Hazardous cargo needs to be assessed and verified before shipping operations begin, and employers need to make sure that all contents are secure and prevented from breaking, spilling or falling while being moved around a marine terminal. The Occupational Safety &… Continue Reading »


Commercial Divers to the Rescue

September 18, 2014

Container ships are considered a cost-efficient freight alternative when it comes to delivering bulk loads across the ocean. These massive ships require extreme maintenance and are sometimes prone to damage. During summer one of these vessels needed repairs for three leaks located in the ship’s thrusters. Vessels normally undergo maintenance on dry-docks. However, in this… Continue Reading »


US Judge Signs Order To Seize Kurdish Oil From Tanker Off Texas

July 30, 2014

U.S. authorities are set to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the Texas coast after a judge approved a request from Baghdad, raising the stakes in an oil sales dispute between Iraq’s central government and the autonomous region. The tanker United Kalavrvta, carrying some 1 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude… Continue Reading »

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