OMEGA Refuels Enterprise Jets

OMEGA AIR’s Boeing 707 tanker returned to the UK during June, when it participated in Joint Maritime Course ( JMC) 04/2. Its previous visit was some three years ago. In June 2001, Omega had operated from Prestwick International Airport in Ayrshire, Scotland, in support of the US Navy’s Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) embarked aboard the USS Enterprise during JMC 01/02 (see Omega Air in the JMC, September 2001, p64-65). Since 2000, Omega has gained a great deal of experience in supporting US Navy and Marine Corps operations as far away from its home base in San Antonio, Texas, as

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Airbus Wins USAF KC-X Tanker Contract

US AIR Force officials announced on February 29 that the Airbus A330-200 has won its KC-X competition for a new air refuelling tanker. To be designated KC-45A in USAF service, the multi-role tanker-transport will be assembled at a new plant in Mobile, Alabama. Offered jointly by Northrop Grumman and Airbus’ parent company EADS, the aircraft was previously dubbed the KC-30 by the manufacturers.

$1.5 Billion SDD Phase

The initial $1.5 billion KC-X contract covers four flight test aircraft. It also includes five production options, targeted for a total of 64 aircraft, costing $10.6 billion. Ultimately, the programme will be worth

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Air Tanker A330-200 MRTT bid in doubt

ALTHOUGH THE Air Tanker consortium’s A330-based submission was judged most likely to offer a value-for-money solution to meet the RAF’s future air refuelling requirement in January 2004, this marked only the start of negotiations. Selection of the aircraft was far from being an order for the type. It was clear that the A330 represented far and away the best available tanker platform, a fact underlined by Australia’s decision in April 2004 to also procure the type (see Now Australia selects Airbus for Tanker Role, June, p4). However, the MoD’s long and exhaustive evaluation was aimed at selection of a refuelling

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Milestone Chemical formed tanker

Japan’s Tokyo Marine and Jo Tankers of Norway will merge their chemical carrier fleets into a new pool company, to be known as Milestone Chemical Tankers, this autumn. The pool will be owned on a 50/50 basis by the partners and will be commercially managed from Singapore, with regional offices to be established in Bergen, London and Houston. The combined fleet will total 63 ships, with 52 coming from Tokyo Marine.

Feeder vessel

In mid-June Angola loaded its first cargo of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). Angola has become the first new supplier of LNG to come to the global market

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Kherson shipyard launched the second of complete tanker

Kherson Shipyard, part of the shipbuilding areas of Smart-Holding — Smart Maritime Group, launched the tanker project RST27 "SVL loyalty." This is the second vessel of tankers that the company is building commissioned by the group of companies SVL (Malta). The total contract value of more than $ 50 million.

Kherson shipyard launched the second of complete tanker

The vessel is designed for marine and mixed ("river-sea") transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, including gasoline, without restrictions for flash, ensuring transportation of cargo to maintain the temperature of 60 ° C. Provides simultaneous transport

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Tanker SCF» SCF Amur week passed on the Northern Sea Route

The tanker SCF Amur Group "Sovcomflot" September 3, 2012 passed traverse Cape Dezhneva, thus completing the voyage along the Northern Sea Route with a cargo of 44 tons of oil products of JSC "Gazprom Neft". As the press service of the "SCF" transition time for the SMP was 7 days. Average speed of the tanker when passing on Arctic routes — 12.5 knots.

The vessel size MR 47 thousand deadweight tons Ice-ice class 1A (Arc4) went in a caravan at the wiring of the atomic icebreaker "50 Years of Victory". Swimming took place mainly in low visibility conditions at relatively

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The tanker Vladimir Tikhonov set a new record speed Northern Sea Route

PETERSBURG August 30 Major tanker "Vladimir Tikhonov" with gas condensate deadweight of more than 162 thousand tons was the Northern Sea Route (NSR), accompanied by the nuclear-powered ships in record time — seven and a half days, said the Head of the Development of Fleet Operations FSUE "Rosatomflot" state corporation "Rosatom" Vladimir Harutyunyan .

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"The tanker set an absolute record for the passage of the NSR for a week and change. His average speed was 14 knots, accompanied by his nuclear icebreakers "50 Years of Victory" and "Yamal". Today at 16.55 MSK he crossed the Cape

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Shipping company ARK SHIPPING taken into use self-propelled tanker metanolovoz for Caspian

Shipping company ARK SHIPPING (CEO Nicholas Sochinskaya) decided to use self-propelled chemical tanker for transportation of methanol deadweight 1267 tons. The vessel will operate between Baūtīno and block D of the Kashagan field in the North Caspian.

 

Not self-propelled chemical tanker is a ship of the converted barge project 81370.   Project conversion ROB17 designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (Odessa).   The work carried out by specialists of JSC "Kranservis" on shipbuilding and ship-repair plant them. III International (Astrakhan).   The ship was a class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping KE *

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Launched seventh tanker built for the company VolgaFlotTanker

Nizhny Novgorod, August 20 The stocks of the shipyard "Red Sormovo" today launched the seventh tanker built for the Russian company "VolgaFlotTanker."

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The ship was named "The Mechanic Sazonov," in honor of the Volga riverman, who died during the Great Patriotic War, and was the seventh of oil tankers, built this year by order of the company.

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Six ships of the project, also received the names of the war dead Rivermen "Volga Shipping Company," has given us — the customer.

All of these vessels of more than 5.5 tonnes are classified

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Launched head tanker project RST25 «Alexander Shemagin

The descent of head oil tanker project RST25 «Alexander Shemagin" being built to order of "Moscow River Shipping" (MCI) to «Nobel Shipyard» (Rybinsk), held November 15, 2011. According to the press service of "the Moscow River Shipping", the transfer of the vessel to the customer is expected at the end of April 2012, the beginning of operation — from May 2012.

Vessels of RST25 — a new type of tanker "river-sea" class with increased environmental security and automation. The project is designed "Marine Engineering Bureau" (Odessa). The self-propelled oil tanker project RST25 equipped with 6 cargo tanks

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