A shuttle tanker is a ship designed for oil transport from an off-shore oil field as an alternative to constructing oil pipelines. It is equipped with off-loading equipment compatible with the oil field in question. This normally consists of a taut hawser arrangement or dynamic positioning to maintain the position relative to the field, an off-loading arrangement of pipes, and redundant safety systems to ensure that the potentially flammable crude oil is handled safely in a harsh environment.
Shuttle tankers initially started operating in the North Sea. They are now in use also in Brazil, and trials have been carried out in Gulf Of Mexico. There are plans to take up such operation in the Arctic Sea, north of western Russia.
While delivery of these orders will add to the supply of vessels into the global shuttle tanker fleet, we continue to believe that growth of offshore oil production in shuttle tanker-serviced fields ...
As for Altera, the strategic exit from the deep-sea towage segment should allow the company to focus on FPSO and shuttle tanker vessels, most of which already operate in key markets in Brazil and the North Sea. .
... seized oil tanker St ... When other shuttle tankers refused to handle the offloading of the cargo, EmpireNavigation supplied a second vessel which lightered a portion of the oil into a Houston refinery.
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About half of the 50 tankers that the US Treasury began sanctioning on Oct ... Another 24 tankers were then listed on Dec ... Nine of the 24 ships managed by SUN are specialized shuttle tankers that are continuing to ply their trade.
“We brought in tankers from neighboring departments to assist us with that, and we shuttled the water from the nearest hydrant to the scene itself.” ... The fire, first reported at 11.45 a.m. on Friday, took hours to extinguish ... ....
Altera Infrastructure previously landed contracts with Eni for its cylindrical-shaped FPSOVoyageurSpirit and the shuttle tanker Nordic Brasilia... The 2004-built shuttle tanker will be converted into ...
The fleet currently consists of two DP2 Suezmaxes shuttle tankers built in 2013 at STX (Korea), four LR2 tankers, and eight MR tankers all built between 2001 and 2005. Three small tankers for the domestic Greek market were built between 2004 and 2006.