RDC Reield Marine Services, owners of the sunken tanker Princess Empress, have engaged the Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation (MTSC) to extract the remaining oil cargo from the wreck. MTSC will deploy specialised Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs) to...
RDC Reield Marine Services, owners of the sunken tanker Princess Empress, report that specialised oil leak capping bags have successfully been installed on areas of the wreck. A remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) operated by the Japanese salvage vessel Shin Nichi Maru...
The International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds and the insurer of the Princess Empress, the Shipowners’ P&I Club, have opened a Claims Submission Office. With the oil spill response still ongoing, it is likely claims will exceed the limit of liability...
On 31 March, the European Commission decided to continue to recognise the Philippines’ training and certification system. This recognition was subject of debate after a European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit revealed noncompliance with STCW regulations....
A Japanese remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) has found that the tanker Princess Empress, which sank off the Philippines in February, is leaking oil from all eight tanks. Meanwhile, the US Coast Guard will help the Philippine Coast Guard with the oil spill response. The...
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