• 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 June 23

13:16 USPA will update the dredging and ecological security fleet of Ukraine
12:54 Statoil awards contract on new shuttle tankers
12:01 DP World and Masdar to explore clean energy solutions
11:48 MOL-MES to jointly develop "Next-generation Vessel Monitoring and Support System"
11:10 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to equip a new LNG carrier
10:37 Vostochny Port purchased VIKHR vacuum cleaner for Nakhodka streets
10:12 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg welcomes innaugural call of Seven Seas Explorer
09:48 Brent Crude futures price up 0.42% to $45.41, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.42% to $42.92
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 855 points

2017 June 22

18:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from United Arab Emirates to East Africa
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-May'17 grew by 3% to 5.41 mln t
17:33 Throughput of port Vyborg up 10% to 501,400 t in 5M’17
17:16 Rudiger Grube named as new Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
17:04 Kalmar wins an order of six RTGs from Ports America Chesapeake in Baltimore, USA
16:37 Increase in cruise calls as sector grows at ABP South Wales
16:05 HHLA holds AGM, OKs distribution of € 46.7M to shareholders for the 2016FY
16:04 The world’s largest container ship makes its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe
15:45 Throughput of port Primorsk in 5M’17 is flat, year-on-year, at 27.46 mln t
15:44 MABUX: No upward drivers on global bunker market so far
15:24 Gasum increase its shareholding in Skangas
15:03 BIMCO, INTERCARGO, ICS and INTERTANKO unite to propose ambitious Co2 reduction objectives to IMO
14:33 TTS Group signs historical contract for Syncrolift® and transfer system
14:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge from Italian ports to all Eastbound trades
13:38 IMO treaty covering removal of wrecks was under discussion at dedicated seminar in London
13:31 Kieler Woche draws cruise ships
13:15 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 15% to 7.73 mln t in Jan-May'17
13:11 Sweden’s Port of Kapellskär gets five modern quay-berths and a larger port area
12:53 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 42.05 mln t in 5M’17
12:16 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 7% to 21.47 mln t in 5M’17
12:01 Sanmar constructs the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel
11:24 Northwest Seaport Alliance handles record May international container volume
11:19 Africa Maritime cooperation centre holds first workshop
10:47 Maximum number of ships received by Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg
10:20 SBM Offshore awarded turnkey and lease and operate contracts for the ExxonMobil Liza FPSO
10:11 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $44.78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $42.51
09:45 Port of Gdansk participates in Polish Days of the Sea in Slovakia
09:36 New car-and-passenger ferry deployed at Kerch Strait ferry line (photo)
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 844 points

2017 June 21

20:10 Combi Lift calls on Damen with 19 vessel order
20:05 Damen’s UK Sales Manager receives Lifetime Achievement Award
18:12 Icebreaker pier in Katajanokka (Helsinki) reinforced and extended for IB Polaris
17:51 ABP donates £1,500 to Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
17:30 Russian-Greek joint commission for maritime navigation held its first session
17:06 Eighty-seven Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards recognizing 670 combined years of safe operations
16:47 GMN maritime technology project seeks stakeholder participation
16:25 Ha Noi will host Vietship 2018 on January 24-26
16:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Protefs with Hudson
15:46 IMO’s Chris Trelawny was speaking at the Port Security Technology conference in London
15:34 Ulstein Verft earns ISO9001 certificate
15:04 14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph vessel makes maiden call at Gulftainer’s Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia
14:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 mln passengers in Jan-May'17, up 4.9%, Y-o-Y
14:33 Port of Grangemouth orders new Liebherr ship-to-shore crane
14:15 Sergei Khramagin re-elected as Director General of State Transport Leasing Company (photo)
14:03 Evergreen rolls out sea freight services for Alibaba.com members
13:51 Siem Offshore's subsidiary signs 2-year contract for anchor handling tug supply vessels
13:10 IAA PortNews offers a photo release from the ceremony for awarding of Ust-Luga Cup winners
13:02 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to South America EC
12:52 Pacific Bulk Terminal will build state-of-the-art transshipment facility in Primorye
12:31 Incheon Port’s America Sea Route PS1 to commence the call at Tacoma Port
12:01 Teekay’s first LNG newbuilding carrier built in China completes sea trials