Tanker News – Action against tankers switching off their AIS – June 2023

The European Union (EU) has provided further details of its latest package of sanctions against Russia. Ships caught carrying out ship to ship (STS) transfers of price cap breaking Russian oil in European waters will be banned from EU ports. The bloc has also said it will prohibit access to EU ports for vessels if […]

Naval News – Egypt receives former US Navy Patrol Craft

During a formal ceremony at Alexandria, Egypt on Monday 21st March the former Cyclone Class Patrol Ships USS HURRICANE (PC 3), USS SIROCCO (PC 6), and USS THUNDERBOLT  (PC 12) were handed over to the Egyptian Navy , after several weeks of preparation, training, and professional exchanges between US Navy sailors and their Egyptian counterparts. […]

Naval News – Ex-RFA GOLD ROVER A 271 – September 2018

RFA GOLD ROVER A 271 was a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and one of five Rover class ships that were all built at the Swan Hunter Shipyard based on Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England. She was commissioned on 22 nd March 1974. From 10 July 1974 until 30 September 1974 she stood […]