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.
GILL — Responding firefighters quickly quelled a blaze at a two-story house on River Road Friday night, resulting in no injuries. Fire ChiefGeneBeaubien said the call came in at around 5 p.m. for a first-alarm fire at 4 River Road ... “We used a tanker shuttle for water, and the supply in our tanks,” Deputy Fire Chief William Kimball said ... .
Despite low freight rates, very few crude oil tankers have been sent for demolition so far this year ... oil tanker segment ... Clarksons’ data shows that only two shuttle tankers and two Aframax crude oil carriers have been confirmed demolished in the first two months of 2021.
COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry has appointed energy and marine engineering consultancy AqualisBraemar to perform DP and BLS system FMEA on a shuttle tanker. The post AqualisBraemar to support new.. ... .