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PHOTECTOR Unveils Corporate Rebrand, Senior Hires

Apr 22, 2019

PHOTECTOR, previously known as PEIR, today announced a corporate rebrand and several new key senior hires.“We are excited about the corporate rebranding of PHOTECTOR, strategic actions that go far beyond a name change from PEIR,” said Tom Burke…

Tanker Bottleneck Eases for Port of Houston

Mar 28, 2019

Four tankers on Thursday were preparing to offload or pick up cargoes in the busiest U.S. oil port, the first signs of an easing of the bottleneck that cut 1 million barrels per day of shipments, according to vessel tracking data.The Houston…

PDVSA Oil Port Paralyzed by Another Blackout

Mar 26, 2019

Venezuela's main oil export port of Jose and the country's four crude upgraders have been unable to resume operations following a massive power blackout on Monday, according to industry workers and a union leader close to the facilities.The most recent oil shipment for export…

TX Refineries Cut Output as Spill Curbs Shipping

Mar 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and LyondellBasell Industries cut production on Monday at their Houston-area oil refineries because of shipping disruptions along a waterway affected by a petrochemical fire and spill, according to people familiar with the matter…

Houston Ship Channel Reopened

Mar 25, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday reopened portions of the Houston Ship Channel with restrictions on waterways affected by the petrochemical leak outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic.The busiest U.S. oil port, shut last Friday after a chemical leak into the water…

Air Quality Monitored as TX Tank Blaze Rages

Mar 19, 2019

Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park…

Houston Tank Fire Spreads to More Tanks

Mar 18, 2019

A storage tank fire on the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday has spread to seven petrochemical storage tanks, forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park, Texas, to stay indoors on Monday, but no evacuations or injuries were reported.The fire…

Guidance on Reducing On-Board Systemic Failures

Mar 12, 2019

Bureau Veritas and TMC Marine, a Bureau Veritas Group Company since 2016, and the London P&I Club have produced their latest guidance in their series on loss prevention issues.  The new publication focuses on systemic failures on board ships…

Fire Breaks out on USCG's Polar Star

Mar 01, 2019

It seems the U.S. cannot do enough to fast-track the construction of its new icebreaking fleet, as the USCG announce last night that the 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb…

Update: Maersk Honam Heads for Rebuild

Feb 20, 2019

The sound part of the vessel Maersk Honam, which was hit by a serious fire last year, is being transported to Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea, where it will be rebuilt. The sound section of Maersk Honam was successfully loaded…

CG Investigating Passenger Ferry Grounding

Feb 11, 2019

The Coast Guard is investigating a ferry grounding near Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Monday morning.At approximately 7:30 a.m., watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New York Vessel Traffic Service were notified that the 140-foot commuter ferry, with…

MSC Starts Clean up in Dutch Waters after Container Spill

Jan 14, 2019

MSC has started cleaning up Dutch sea waters, 10 days after it lost nearly 300 containers from one of its largest cargo vessels in a storm.'The clean up will likely take months,' Dutch water authorities spokesman Edwin de Feijter said. 'The largest part of the debris has been located…

Crew Evacuates from Burning Box Ship off Canada

Jan 07, 2019

The German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Sunday it had evacuated the crew from its container ship, the Yantian Express, off Canada's east coast after a fire spread.'Due to bad weather conditions, the fire has not been successfully contained…

Dutch Authorities Demand Clean-Up Costs From MSC Line

Jan 04, 2019

Dutch authorities will hold Swiss shipping line MSC liable for the cost of cleaning up debris from more than 270 cargo containers that fell off one of its vessels and washed up on shore, officials said on Friday.The Dutch coastguard said a criminal…

Containership Ablaze Off Canada's East Coast

Jan 04, 2019

German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Friday that it was trying to extinguish a fire on its Yantian Express container vessel off Canada's east coast but was being hampered by bad weather.A spokesman for Hapag Lloyd said the fire broke out…

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