HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMS Chiddingfold is one of four NATO ships that took part in Exercise Breeze 2014 off the Bulgarian coast. The ships are all part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2), one of four fleets that operate on a rotating basis.The formation was headed by an Italian Navy frigate, ITS Aviere, accompanied by the ITS Rimini as well as the Turkish vessel, TCG Akcay and the Royal Navy’s HMS Chiddingfold.The aim of Ex Breeze was to improve operational and tactical partnerships between participating units and commands. It was also an opportunity for NATO to exercise many of its component navies.During the exercise SNMCMG2 engaged with ships and aircraft of the Bulgarian Navy as well as air and naval units from Greece, Italy, Romania, Turkey and the United States.Chiddingfold, a Hunt Class minehunter, rejoined the Royal Navy’s frontline fleet earlier this year after a maintenance period that saw her capabilities upgraded.Her commanding officer, Lt Cdr Richard Rees, said: “Exercises of this nature allow sailors from an assortment of navies to come together and engage in realistic and challenging maritime training. They foster a common understanding and allow for greater participation and learning while strengthening regional partnerships.”[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2014; Image: UK Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: Defence View post tag: Engages Share this articlecenter_img HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze Royal UK Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has been taking part in an annual NATO workout in the Black Sea. View post tag: Ex Breeze View post tag: Naval July 17, 2014 View post tag: NATO View post tag: HMS Chiddingfoldlast_img read more

Administration Considers Easing Cleanup-Bonding Restrictions on 3 Recently Bankrupt U.S. Coal Giants

first_imgAdministration Considers Easing Cleanup-Bonding Restrictions on 3 Recently Bankrupt U.S. Coal Giants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:Limits on coal company self-bonding will be reconsidered by the Trump administration and possibly rescinded or revoked, the U.S. Department of Interior wrote in a recent report.Interior highlighted potential reversals of Obama administration initiatives in a report responding to an executive order calling for a review of actions that potentially burden domestic energy. One of its targets is an Obama-era policy advisory issued August 2016 in response to bankruptcies of three major coal firms holding approximately $2.5 billion of unsecured or noncollateralized self-bonds guaranteeing reclamation of mined lands. The policy urged discretion and to not accept new or additional self-bonds for any permit until markets reach an equilibrium.All three of those coal companies have now completed bankruptcy restructurings, and Interior said it will reconsider the scope of its U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, or OSMRE, policy advisory and revise or rescind it “where appropriate.”Opponents of the practice worry the public could get stuck with cleanup costs if a company becomes insolvent.More ($): Trump administration giving self-bonding at coal operations another looklast_img read more