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  • Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

    01/10/2018 8:07:46 PM PST · by Paul R. · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2018 | AP
    The tanker was carrying 136,000 metric tons (nearly 1 million barrels) of condensate when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal late Saturday. The 21 members of the Crystal's all-Chinese crew were rescued.
  • US Needs More Tankers, Transports Since Russia & China Can Shoot Them Down

    09/25/2017 7:16:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | September 21, 2017 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Air Force KC-135 tankers lined up on the runway in Kadena, Japan. AFA: The Air Force needs more tankers and transports because a sophisticated enemy like Russia or China can shoot them down, the chief of Air Mobility Command said here. The current fleet size is based on war plans that only considered how much fuel, supplies, equipment, and troops the air fleet needed to move from A to B, Gen. Carlton Everhart told reporters. The assumption was that no enemy could challenge our control of the skies, which made sense against the Taliban or the Islamic State. But now,...
  • Rockwell Collins USAF Upgrades Could Have KC-135s Flying in Their 90s

    08/31/2017 11:40:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    AVIONICS ^ | August 28, 2017 | S.L. Fuller
    Pilots with the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing fly the unit’s first KC-135 aircraft converted with the newest digital avionics cockpit instruments. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air National Guard A Boeing KC-135 with Rockwell Collins-upgraded avionics has been delivered to The Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, the guard said. The aircraft received a Block 45 upgrade, and now has the “newest” digital avionics cockpit instruments. “The jet that we are bringing home was built in 1958 and most of the instrumentation is original to the aircraft,” said Lt. Col. Shawn...
  • Overturned Tanker Explodes In Pakistan, Killing At Least 150

    06/26/2017 11:51:43 AM PDT · by johnk · 14 replies
    www.westernjournalism.com ^ | June 26, 2017 at 6:26am | By Jack Davis
    At least 150 people were killed and 100 more injured in eastern Pakistan when an overturned tanker truck exploded while villagers were trying to collect fuel that had spilled onto the roadway. ... The tanker blew a tire, authorities said, leading to the crash. When an oil tanker overturned in Pakistan, residents rushed to collect the gushing fuel. Then the tanker exploded. https://t.co/fHq24yAVal pic.twitter.com/JIGOANRlYu — New York Times World (@nytimesworld) June 26, 2017 After the tanker crashed, it began leaking its 5,500 gallons of fuel. Although police tried to keep people from the wreck, residents of the community used anything...
  • The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

    06/25/2017 1:11:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    power source ^ | 06/25/2017
    An announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak sent scores of villagers racing to the scene to gather spilled fuel. ... The disaster occurred when hundreds of residents of a nearby village gathered at the site of an overturned oil tanker to collect the leaking fuel. It’s believed that a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that raced to the scene ignited the fuel.
  • Israel Buys Brazilian 707 to Cannibalize for Aging Tanker Aircraft Fleet

    05/10/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 10, 2017 | Gili Cohen
    The Israel Air Force tanker aircraft are nearing the age of 60, so the Israeli army bought a Boeing 707 from the Brazilian air force to use for parts. The air force is proud of its fleet of several tanker aircraft. They broke the record for the longest Israeli military flight when they covered a distance of 10,000 consecutive kilometers. However, these planes, which are required for long-range missions in various countries like Iran, are getting on. The youngest one is the Re’em (Boeing 707) at 35 years, while the oldest one was manufactured in 1958. Old planes mean mishaps,...
  • YouTube: Camera captures the moment a gas tanker explodes on I-310

    04/13/2017 8:22:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Published on Apr 13, 2017 A dashboard camera captures the moment a gas tanker exploded on I-310 on April 13.
  • Another Boeing Tanker Delay; How Long, Oh Lord?

    06/03/2016 8:05:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    BREAKING DEFENSE ^ | May 31, 2016 | COLIN CLARK
    WASHINGTON: When Boeing really, truly and finally won the airborne tanker competition by underbidding what was then EADS North America (now Airbus) by at least 10 percent, the chairman of the losing company, Ralph Crosby, said he believed it important that Boeing be watched closely to make sure they delivered at that price and on schedule. “If they aren’t, then they should be held accountable,” he said at the press conference announcing EADS would not protest the win. Well, Boeing’s KC-46 is quite late and very over-budget. It was supposed to be ready for a spring 2017 arrival at Altus...
  • Boeing tanker issue may delay U.S. production decision-Air Force

    04/02/2016 5:15:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2016 | ANDREA SHALAL
    A problem that has prevented Boeing Co 's KC-46A tanker aircraft from transferring fuel to a C-17 transport plane may delay a Pentagon decision approving low-rate production of the new tanker in May, the U.S. Air Force said on Thursday. "We don't yet know the schedule impact to the planned May Milestone C decision, but the problem is well understood and we don't expect an extended delay," said Air Force spokesman Daryl Mayer. Mayer said the issue arose during testing of the refueling boom that is used to transfer fuel from the 767-based tanker aircraft to a C-17 transport plane,...
  • It Is Now Cheaper To Rent A Dry Bulk Tanker Than A Ferrari

    01/20/2016 12:56:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/20/2016 | Tyler Durden
    China’s slowing growth has crushed shipping rates to such an extent that hiring a 1,100-foot merchant vessel would set you back less than the price of renting a Ferrari for a day.  As Bloomberg reports, Rates for Capesize-class ships plummeted 92 percent since August to $1,563 a day amid slowing growth in China. That’s less than a third of the daily rate of 3,950 pounds ($5,597) to rent a Ferrari F40, the price of which has also fallen slightly in the past few years, according to Nick Hardwick, founder of supercarexperiences.com. The Baltic Exchange’s rates reflect the cost of hiring the...
  • Airbus pulls out of Japan military tanker aircraft deal

    09/08/2015 5:31:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | SIVA GOVINDASAMY
    Airbus said on Tuesday its defence division would not bid for a Japanese air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft deal estimated to be worth over a billion dollars because the terms of the tender favoured its U.S. rival Boeing Co. Japan's government had said in June that it wants four tankers to supplement its existing four Boeing 767-based tankers. On Tuesday, a Japanese Ministry of Defense spokeswoman confirmed that a request for proposals (RFP) has been issued, but was unable to provide any other details or respond to the Airbus decision. In a statement, Airbus said the RFP allowed Japan to buy...
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Iran Accuses Oil Tanker Of Hit-And-Run In The Persian Gulf

    05/15/2015 11:00:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 5/15/2015 | Jeff Reed
    On Thursday, Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of the Singapore-flagged oil tanker, Alpine Eternity, in the Persian Gulf in an attempt to stop the ship. Both US and Iranian sources say the reason for this action was an apparent attempt to disable the oil tanker over a financial row over damage to an Iranian oil platform. The US official told the AP that the Alpine Eternity is involved in a financial dispute with Iran. On March 22, the said tanker accidentally struck and damaged an Iranian oil platform. The tanker was also damaged in the incident and went...
  • France to buy 12 Airbus aerial tankers

    11/20/2014 8:06:16 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | Tim Hepher
    France has confirmed the selection of 12 Airbus A330 refueling tankers for the French Air Force, Airbus Group said on Thursday. First delivery is expected in 2018, followed by a second in 2019 and then at a rate of one or two per year, Airbus Defense & Space said in a statement. India and Qatar are in the "final stages of contractual negotiations" for six and two aircraft respectively, Airbus said. Airbus said France is the sixth country to order the tanker after Australia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Britain.
  • Oil tanker sizes range from general purpose to ultra-large crude carriers on AFRA scale

    09/16/2014 5:56:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The global crude oil and refined product tanker fleet uses a classification system to standardize contract terms, establish shipping costs, and determine the ability of ships to travel into ports or through certain straights and channels. This system, known as the Average Freight Rate Assessment (AFRA) system, was established by Royal Dutch Shell six decades ago, and is overseen by the London Tanker Brokers' Panel (LTBP), an independent group of shipping brokers. AFRA uses a scale that classifies tanker vessels according to deadweight tons, a measure of a ship's capacity to carry cargo. The approximate capacity of a ship in...
  • Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

    09/02/2014 4:29:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    WFAA ^ | 08/31/14 | Neal Colgrass
    The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the Independent reports. Headed for Galveston, the United Kalavyrvta was anchored at least 60 miles off-shore when it vanished from radar screens. The ship's haul fell under legal dispute when Iraq filed a lawsuit in U.S. courts, urging American officials to grab the ship's oil in Galveston because it belongs to Iraq, not the Kurdish National Government.
  • Mystery of the missing tanker: Ship carrying $100million in Kurdish oil vanishes from radar screens

    08/29/2014 9:36:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/29/14 | Jack Crone for MailOnline and Louise Boyle and Reuters
    full title....Mystery of the missing tanker: Ship carrying $100million in Kurdish oil vanishes from radar screens 60 miles off the coast of Texas A tanker loaded with $100 million of crude oil that has been at the center of a dispute over Iraq's oil billions vanished off the coast of Texas on Thursday. The Kurdish tanker disappeared from Coast Guard radar screens following a month of legal wrangling over whether it can offload its cargo in the U.S. As the disintegration of Iraq amid mounting violence continues, the semi-autonomous regime in Kurdistan – in the north of Iraq – is...
  • Iraq To Appeal US Court Decision On Kurdish Oil

    08/29/2014 8:24:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | August 28, 2014 | Reuters
    The Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday it would challenge a U.S. court decision that stopped U.S. Marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil docked near Texas. On Monday, a U.S. district court ruled in favour of a request by Iraq's Kurdish region that a demand by the Iraqi government for U.S. authorities to seize the Kurdish oil shipment be scrapped. However, the court gave Baghdad 10 days to resubmit its case. "The ministry of oil is emphasising that it is preparing the amended request and will forward it in the required period," the oil ministry...
  • Japanese oil tanker explodes in Hiroshima, captain still missing

    05/29/2014 7:32:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 32 replies
    Japan Daily Press ^ | May 29, 2014 | Ida Torres
    A Japanese oil tanker located in the Himeji Port in western Hiroshima exploded on Thursday morning, causing the ship to catch fire. Seven of the ship’s eight crew members were rescued, with four suffering from severe burns, but the captain is still unaccounted for as of this writing. The 998-tonne Shoko Maru had just finished unloading its crude oil cargo and was near the Hyogo Prefecture coast when the explosion occurred at around 9:30 AM. Fortunately, the tanker was almost empty, or else the damage would have been worse. According to Akihiro Komura, an official from Syoho Shipping who owns...
  • S.Korea plans $1.3-bln tanker aircraft buy to boost air defence

    03/31/2014 9:24:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 31, 2014 | Joyce Lee
    (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday kicked off the process to buy four in-flight refuelling tanker aircraft, in a deal seen to be worth around 1.4 trillion won ($1.31 billion), with planemakers Boeing and Airbus expected to compete, sources said. The purchase is part of South Korea's attempts to bolster its air defence in the face of rising tension in Northeast Asia over the maritime interests of neighbours such as Japan and China, as well as against an unpredictable North Korea. The purchase will be made through a competitive bid process and bids will be accepted by June 30, arms...