Single-Hull Phase Out Guidelines Accelerated

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
The U.S. Coast Guard issued guidance regarding the impact of accelerated single hull tanker phase-out dates and voluntary compliance with the Condition Assessment Scheme by U.S. tank vessels. The U.S. has reserved its position regarding MARPOL Regulations 13G and 13H. Some U.S. tank vessels, though, make calls in nations that enforce these regulations. The guidance addresses documentation of voluntary compliance by these U.S. tank vessels with the international requirements. MOC Policy Letter 04-11 (HK Law).

Tanker Trends

NAT Names 2 New Tankers in South Korea

wo new tankers, Nordic Star and Nordic Space, were named August 24 for owner Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT).   NAT founder and chairman Herbjørn Hansson was present at the naming ceremony,

BV Classes First LNG-fuel Oil/Chemical Tanker

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has classed the first LNG-fuelled newbuilding oil/chemical tanker, the 15,000 dwt Ternsund, built under BV class at Avic Dingheng,

SK Shipping Selects 5X72DF for LNG Carriers

Securing the position of its low-speed low-pressure X‑DF engines as market leaders, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has been selected to supply two 5-cylinder X72DF

 
 
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