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UN Fails to Raise Funds to Remove Oil from Decaying Tanker Off Yemen's Coast

May 05, 2023

The United Nations on Thursday fell far short of raising the money it needs for an operation to salvage 1.1 million barrels of oil from a decaying vessel moored off Yemen's coast and avert an environmental disaster.U.N. officials have been warning for years that the Red Sea and Yemen's coastline was at risk as the Safer tanker could spill four times as much oil as the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster off Alaska…

Video: Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfer from FSO Safer Progressing Well

Aug 01, 2023

The ship-to-ship transfer of the oil from the FSO Safer to the replacement oil tanker Yemen (formerly known as Nautica) began last week.It was an important milestone in this United Nations-coordinated operation to avert a potential massive environmental…

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Pushes for Safe Recycling of FSO Safer

Jul 06, 2023

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called for the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of the FSO Safer, currently being salvaged off the coast of Yemen.The UNDP is looking for a destination for the FSO’s recycling, and the Platform is calling on the Dutch government…

Jan De Nul Crew Rescues 15 Refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

Nov 16, 2022

Offshore installation services firm Jan De Nul said Wednesday it had recently rescued 15 people drifting on a sloop in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Algeria.'During a sea journey from Turkey to Belgium, Jan De Nul crew on board the offshore…

Twelve Bodies Recovered From Waters Off Hong Kong After Typhoon Chaba Sinks Ship

Jul 04, 2022

Chinese search and rescue officials pulled 12 bodies on Monday from waters southwest of Hong Kong after an engineering vessel snapped in two as tropical storm Chaba passed through, state television said.Maritime authorities of the southern province…

More Than Two Dozen Missing after Ship Snaps in Two, Sinks Off Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2022

More than two dozen crew on an engineering [reportedly an offshore wind] vessel [Fujing 001] with 30 people on board were missing after it snapped in two in waters off Hong Kong as tropical storm Chaba passed through, authorities said.Three crew members were rescued…

At Least Three Dead After Trinity Spirit FPSO Blast in Nigeria

Feb 07, 2022

At least three people died in Nigeria when the oil storage and production vessel, FPSO Trinity Spirit, exploded last week and four crew are still missing, the operating company said on Monday.The vessel had 10 crew on board when it exploded on Wednesday…

Drifting Ship Hits Tennet's HKZ Beta Platform Jacket

Feb 01, 2022

A cargo ship was cast adrift by storm Corrie on Monday in the Dutch North Sea, in the area where grid operator TenneT is building two transformer platforms (Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha and Beta) for the connection of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid that is being built by Vattenfall…

Why Is It So Hard to Clean Up An Offshore Oil Spill?

Oct 05, 2021

Oil spills into ocean waters, subject to winds and tides and spreading swiftly over wide areas, are difficult to clean up.The 3,000-barrel weekend spill off the coast of southern California is nowhere near as disastrous as mega-spills like the…

Seacor Power Bow Section Raised

Jul 12, 2021

Salvors have raised the bow section of the liftboat Seacor Power, which overturned in heavy seas in the Gulf of Mexico in April.The Donjon-SMIT salvage team lifted the bow section to the surface of the water and transported it by barge on Saturday to the Modern American Recycling Services…

India Still Searching for Missing Offshore Workers Three Days after Barge Sinking

May 21, 2021

India's army and navy deployed ships and aircraft as they searched for 26 people still missing more than three days after a powerful cyclone sank a barge off the country's west coast, killing 49 people on board.Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to barrel into the west coast in two decades…

Rescuers Searching for 49 Missing after Cyclone Sinks Oilfield Barge Offshore India

May 20, 2021

Naval vessels and aircraft scoured the waters off India's west coast late on Wednesday after the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades battered the region, sinking an oilfield accommodation barge and killing 26 aboard, authorities said…

Salvors Remove Diesel Fuel from Capsized Liftboat Seacor Power

May 19, 2021

Salvage crews have removed all diesel fuel from the tanks of capsized liftboat Seacor Power in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Salvors removed approximately 20,363 gallons of diesel fuel from the overturned vessel using the hot tapping method…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

Search Underway for 77 Offshore Workers Missing from Barge Sunk by Cyclone

May 19, 2021

Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters off the financial capital Mumbai on Wednesday for 77 workers missing from a barge that sank after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country's west coast this week.Driving waves of up to 25 feet on the high seas…

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