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Fourteen die as gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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Fourteen people have died and five are missing after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry has said. The blazes broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Workers on both ships had to jump overboard and Read More

Fourteen dead as gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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Fourteen people have died and five are missing after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry has said. The fires broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Workers on both ships had to jump overboard and Read More

Fugro has enhanced IRM capability with new ROV support vessel

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1/21/2019 SCOTLAND — Fugro is set to commence its first project using new multipurpose ROV support vessel, Edda Sun, with mobilization for the IRM contract planned for March 2019. With a recently announced two-year charter of the Edda Sun, Fugro has enhanced its IRM, construction and decommissioning support services in Europe. The Edda Sun is extremely versatile Read More

Ten crew members dead as gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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Ten crew members have died after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry has said. The fires broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Workers on both ships had to jump overboard and fourteen crew members Read More

2 ships on fire in Kerch strait, after blast reportedly rocks one of them

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Two ships have caught fire while moving through the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from mainland Russia, after one of the vessels was apparently rocked by an explosion. At least one sailor has died, Russian Maritime Agency said. One vessel was “allegedly struck by a blast,” which caused fire that then spilled over to another ship, Read More

On track: First kilometer of train link to Crimean Bridge complete

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Train movement on the railway part of the newly-built Crimean Bridge is scheduled for December. The railroad across the bridge will link the transport systems of Crimea and mainland Russia. “As of today, the first kilometer of the main line’s rail track has been completed, more than 1.5km of station tracks are ready,” Crimea Inform Read More

US destroyer enters Black Sea ‘to support regional partners’, Russia sends ship to ‘monitor’

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The destroyer USS Donald Cook has entered the Black Sea less than two weeks after another US Navy vessel was deployed there. Moscow says it will watch the actions of the US ship closely. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer was sent to the Black Sea to “conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability,” Read More

Oil hasn't started a year this hot since the turn of the century

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By Alex Nussbaum on 1/18/2019 Photo: Prudhoe Bay. NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Oil hasn’t started off this strong in 18 years. After closing out 2018 in free-fall amid fears of a global supply glut and economic slowdown, U.S. crude prices have rebounded more than 18% to start this year. That’s the biggest climb over the Read More

Out of this world: Crimea’s cosmic spaceship hotel welcomes first guests

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A truly extraordinary hotel has opened its doors to tourists in the small Russian town of Alushta in Crimea. The new spaceship-themed complex is also a museum and entertainment center all-in-one. The new hotel dubbed ‘The Guardian of the Empire’ provides guests with a unique opportunity to spend their vacations in special space cabins, equipped Read More

Shell appoints new upstream director

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1/17/2019 THE HAGUE — Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced the appointment of Wael Sawan as upstream director with effect from July 1, 2019. Photo: Wael Sawan. In his new role, Wael will become a member of the Executive Committee and will take over from Andy Brown. Andy will remain available to Wael and Read More