The imposition of new environmental regulations for the consumption of low-sulfur fuel by oceangoing vessels has seen the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market take center stage in global shipping, with Greek shippers recently overtaking the Japanese as the top owners, after ordering a large number of vessels since 2018, according to a VesselsValue report published on Wednesday.
Two specialized vessels, registered under Bulgarian and Romanian flags, fight oil spills in the Black Sea. They will participate in an international exercise in the aquatic environment of the Bay of Varna, organized by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
Demonstrations take place annually and are important, as oil trafficking in the Black Sea has increased in recent years.
An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Oct. 23.
A Greek-flagged oil tanker run aground in shallow waters at the beach of Kanavas, on the island of Milos, on Wednesday morning, while trying to dock at the pier.
FRES, with a crew of 16 Greek nationals onboard, was sailing from Lesvos to Milos carrying 1,000 tons of fuel oil.
So far, no oil leaks have been reported and the vessel does not appear to be taking in water.