• 2017 June 19 12:21

    Transneft Far East held a drill in low water at Tunguska River

    Transneft Far East says it held an emergency response drill (ERD) in the Jewish Autonomous Region, at location of the UW crossing of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline over the Tunguska River.

    Under the drill scenario, a simulated damage of the oil pipeline running on the river bottom resulted in its “leakage,” and oil got to the water surface. The mission of the units was to contain and eliminate the simulated spill. The event was aggravated by severe weather and hydrology factors.

    The drill was complicated by strong wind (some 14 m/s) and low water that made shoals, islands, spits, and trunks of sunken trees occur in the channel, and by a drastic difference in flow velocity in various river sections, said Evgeny Polyakov, Head of the Water Transport Operation Section of Transneft Far East. In implementing the drill scenario, the employees had to account for the cargo and passenger steamboats timetable.

    Employees of production facilities from Dalnerechensk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (RPD) practiced coordinated actions between units of the enterprise in charge of safe oil pipeline operation, and quick response skills in a potential emergency.

    Having received an emergency signal from the dispatcher, a patrol crew immediately moved out to the potential emergency location to find out the simulated oil spill. After a training emergency mode was introduced, the data on the “incident” was sent to the Main Office of the EMERCOM of Russia in Khabarovsk Region, the relevant state supervisory and law enforcement authorities, local healthcare institutions, FBI Amurvodput: Tunguska is a navigable river, and installation of booms for oil “collection” must be time-matched with the timetable of the passenger and cargo steamboats. That very circumstance was an additional restriction for the ERD timing.

    The simulated emergency response programme envisaged several phases, including: inspection of the oil pipeline section where a conventional pressure loss was detected; services team arrival at the site; deploying the booms on the water surface. The work on installing the temporary oil storage tanks was led ashore. They were used for simulated pouring of “oil collected from the water surface” that was subsequently “delivered” by dedicated road vehicles to PS No. 34 with a production wastewater treatment system.

    The emergency response drill engaged staff members of oil pump station (PS) No. 34, Khabarovsk Central Maintenance Division (CMD), a non-regular emergency rescue team, employees of the environmental analysis laboratory, and other units of Dalnerechensk RPD, plus tactical response teams of Transneft Security.

    All events in the drill were performed within the prescribed time. Georgy Koryakin, Head of PS No. 34 who led the drill, emphasised the teamwork and high level of staff training. The emergency response drill brought together 46 persons, and some 20 vehicles, including watercraft.




2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
17:38 Arab Association for Women in the Maritime Sector launched in Egypt
17:15 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Sep'17 grew by 17% to 10.17 mln t
16:50 Throughput of the port of Rotterdam up 2% to 351.5 mln t in 9M’17
16:39 Panama Maritime Authority holds a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port
16:21 Russian and Greek ships to participate in 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino
15:59 Hartmann Group's AHTS fleet secures long-term investment
15:39 Throughput of port Vyborg up 15% to 1.09 mln t in 9M’17
15:13 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 12.91 mln t in 9M’17
14:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’17 down 8% Y-o-Y to 44.68 mln t
14:38 MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue upward evolution next week
14:17 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 76.02 mln t in 9M’17
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:25 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 39.48 mln t in 9M’17
13:02 TechnipFMC reaches an agreement to acquire Plexus’ exploration wellhead business
12:46 USC to transit to a new corporate management system
12:33 Knyaz Vladimir cruise liner ends 2017 navigation
12:31 Port of Fujairah and Dutch Port companies sign MOU
12:01 Prosafe updates operational results for Q3 2017
11:39 First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo)
11:20 Clean Marine receives a seven-system order from Inventor Chemical Tankers
11:08 Drydocks World recognized as the region’s best rig repair yard
10:54 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.05% to $58,12 in London, in New York - 0.08% to $52,0 a barrel
10:41 Marine Institute CNIIMF to focus on LNG bunker market pricing at the Conference LNG Fleet & LNG Bunkering in Russia
10:08 Samsung Heavy Industries wins order to build LNG-FSRU
09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean