700,000 Barrel Oil Spill Capture Vessel Delivered to AET

Eagle Louisiana, the second of two Modular Capture Vessels (MCVs) built for Singapore-based AET by Drydocks World has been delivered.  The first MCV, Eagle Texas, was delivered in August 2013. Like the Eagle Texas, the Eagle Louisiana is a converted Aframax tanker designed to hook up to a subsea capping stack in the event of a subsea well blowout and direct the diverted … [Read more...]

Eagle Texas Delivered to AET, World’s First Modular Capture Vessel

The world’s first Modular Capture Vessel (MCV) was delivered today from Drydocks World to Singapore-based AET. Named Eagle Texas, the vessel was converted from an Aframax tanker into a vessel aimed at mitigating deepwater oil spill disasters such as the 2010 Macondo oil spill. The vessel is under a 20-year contract with Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) a … [Read more...]

US Government Launches Gulf of Mexico Blowout Response Drill [IMAGES]

The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC), Royal Dutch Shell, and the United States' Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced recently that they have successfully demonstrated the offshore oil and gas industry's ability to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. At the direction of the Department of the Interior and … [Read more...]