USNS VADM K.R. WHEELER

Type Date of Build FlagValue RegisterValue Port of Regestry
General Cargo Carrier Sep 12 2007 12:00AM United States of America 1195545
IMO Number Official Number Call Sign
9354038 NWLE
Legnth Breadth Gross tonnage Net tonnage Deadweight tonnage
106.07 21.336 5565 1669 6034.13

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No Jones Act Waiver Requests in Wake of Pipeline Shutdown, US Says

No Jones Act Waiver Requests in Wake of Pipeline Shutdown, US Says

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The U.S. government has not received any requests to waive the Jones Act in response to the shutdown since Friday of the Colonial Pipeline due to a ransomware attack, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Monday.Washington has only rarely waived the Jones Act to help relieve fuel supply constraints. The Jones Act requires goods moved between U.S. ports to be carried by ships built domestically and staffed by U.S. crews.(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Leslie
Mercy Ships' New Hospital Ship Completes Sea Trials

Mercy Ships' New Hospital Ship Completes Sea Trials

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Mercy Ships announced that its newly built hospital ship Global Mercy has completed sea trials leading up to delivery, equipping, maiden voyage and launch into service to sub-Saharan Africa in 2022.The first-of-its-kind 174-meter vessel, designed by Finnish naval architect Deltamarin and built at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China, is the world’s largest purpose-built civilian hospital ship. It has a beam of 28.6 meters, with a design draft of 6.15 meters and gross tonnage of 37,000.
U.S. Refiners Book Tankers to Store Oil Products as Cyber Attack Cripples Colonian Pipeline

U.S. Refiners Book Tankers to Store Oil Products as Cyber Attack Cripples Colonian Pipeline

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U.S. refiners booked at least four tankers to store refined oil products off the Gulf Coast following a cyber attacks that crippled the biggest U.S. pipeline, shipping data showed on Tuesday.The attack on the Colonial pipeline network, which supplies half of the fuel consumed along the East Coast, has forced Gulf Coast refineries to scale back operations due to lack of storage space.The tankers, booked by Marathon Petroleum, Valero Energy, Phillips 66 and PBF Energy, can hold around 350,000 tonnes of fuel. Two of them were booked for up to 30 and 40 days, the data showed.
Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Confirms $764,5M FPSO Hull Order

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Confirms $764,5M FPSO Hull Order

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Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering has through its subsidiary Hyundai Heavy Industries secured a ~$764,5 million order for the construction of an FPSO Hull.In a stock exchange filing on Tuesday, KSOE said it had secured a KRW 854,7 billion. It said its contract partner was Singapore's Keppel Shipyard and that the delivery was for the South American market.KSOE said the contract date was May 10, 2021. The date corresponds to Keppel Shipyard's announcement on Monday, which said it had won a contract, together with Hyundai Heavy Industries, to deliver an FPSO for Petrobras' Buzios field.
Enauta Charters Solstad AHTS for Atlanta Field Support

Enauta Charters Solstad AHTS for Atlanta Field Support

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Brazilian oil company Enauta has chartered an anchor handling tug and supply vessel from Norway's Solstad Offshore.Solstad Offshore said Tuesday it had struck a deal with Enauta for the charter of the 2006-built AHTS Normand Turmalina (previously known as BOS Turmalina).Enauta will continue using the vessel it first chartered back in August 2017 to support operations at its Atlanta oil field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The contract is for 18 months firm, with Enauta having a 2-year extension option. The contract is expected to start in May 2021.The Atlanta field has been producing oil via Petrojarl I FPSO - as an early production system.