North American firefighting crews depart NSW, praised for doing a ‘remarkable job’ | ABC News

North American firefighting crews who’ve been assisting with battling blazes in New South Wales are being farewelled in Sydney this morning. It comes less than 24 hours after an air tanker crash that killed all three US crew members on board. Our reporter Rachel Hayter has more from Sydney. For more from ABC News, click … Read more North American firefighting crews depart NSW, praised for doing a ‘remarkable job’ | ABC News

3 Americans killed in water tanker crash fighting Australia fires l ABC News

The aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains’ Monaro region in New South Wales; the three crew members who died were believed to be the only ones aboard. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/36jI9u9 Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales. The Lockheed C-130 … Read more 3 Americans killed in water tanker crash fighting Australia fires l ABC News

Australia bushfires plane crash: Three crew members killed

A water-bombing aircraft has crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia, killing its three crew members. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the large air tanker while it was passing through a region in the eastern state of New South Wales. The aircraft had been contracted from an American company. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from … Read more Australia bushfires plane crash: Three crew members killed

‘Enormous tragedy’: Three US firefighters die in plane crash while battling NSW bushfires | ABC News

They came to Australia to help fight the bushfires that have gripped the nation for months. Now three United States citizens won’t be returning home. They’ve been killed in a Large Air Tanker crash in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. The plane came down while waterbombing a large blaze. There are no survivors. All … Read more ‘Enormous tragedy’: Three US firefighters die in plane crash while battling NSW bushfires | ABC News

Three killed after air tanker crashes while fighting NSW bushfires | ABC News

Three crew members have been killed when a Lockheed C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting a fire near Cooma in southern NSW. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash and expressed her condolences to the families of the dead crew. The C-130 was chartered by the NSW Rural Fire Service from aerial … Read more Three killed after air tanker crashes while fighting NSW bushfires | ABC News

Australia fires plane crash: Search under way for air tanker jet

Australian authorities have lost contact with a large air tanker fighting bush fires in alpine areas of the southeastern state of New South Wales, they said on Thursday. “The New South Wales rural fire service is investigating reports of a serious incident involving an aircraft in southern New South Wales this afternoon,” it said on … Read more Australia fires plane crash: Search under way for air tanker jet

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard to Build Two New Exxon Mobil Tankers

An affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., has signed a letter of intent with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard for two new tankers. The shipyard will deliver the 250m long, 115,000 deadweight ton crude oil tankers in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries. Construction will begin in 2012 and delivery will be expected in mid-2014. The … Read more Aker Philadelphia Shipyard to Build Two New Exxon Mobil Tankers

US Air Force Spend $35 billion with Boeing for Next Gen Refuelling Tanker

The US Air Force is spending $35 billion with Boeing to replace 179 of the service’s 400 KC-135 tankers which undertake in-air refuelling. Boeing will design, develop and manufacture 18 combat-ready tankers for delivery in 2017. Based on the proven Boeing 767 commercial airplane, the KC-46A Tanker is a widebody, multi-mission aircraft which can transport … Read more US Air Force Spend $35 billion with Boeing for Next Gen Refuelling Tanker

National Geographic Channel: Breaking Up the Biggest – Navy Tanker, 2nd June 2010

Anyone who enjoyed megastructures will love “Breaking Up the Biggest”. It does exactly what it says on the tin. In this episode USS Savannah is towed in for a final dock. The safety team soon gets to work looking for toxins and asbestos and the gutting of this former naval fuel tanker gets under way. … Read more National Geographic Channel: Breaking Up the Biggest – Navy Tanker, 2nd June 2010