U.S. Approval Needed Before Double Hull Requirements Will Apply to Oil Tankers

Friday, February 15, 2002
On February 12, 2002, the U.S. government deposited a declaration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) stating that specific approval of the U.S. government will be necessary before the 2001 Double Hull Amendments to MARPOL 73/78 (the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) would enter into force for the U.S. If the U.S. took no action, the amendments would have entered into force for the U.S. automatically on September 1, 2002, under a tacit amendment procedure. By submittion this declaration, the U.S. has reaffirmed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) as the standard for all tankers entering U.S. water until such time as the U.S. government specifically approves the entry into force of the 1992 and 2001 MARPOL amendments. As with similar amendments in 1992, the U.S. reserved its position on the 2001 amendments citing the technical differences between these MARPOL amendments for new and existing tankers, and OPA 90. The two major technical differences were the IMO’s acceptance of the mid-deck tanker design as an alternative to the double hull tanker and variances in the phase out schedule for single hull tankers.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

NASSCO Delivers Garden State to APT

Marking its seventh ship delivery in the span of just over a year, General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the newly built ECO Class tanker Garden State for American Petroleum Tankers.

Bahri Q2 Net Profit Soars

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a 47.2 percent increase in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday.

First LNG Vessel Transits Expanded Panama Canal

Today, the Panama Canal marked another milestone with the transit of the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier through its expanded locks.   Shell-chartered

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0476 sec (21 req/sec)