Marine pollution-protection system installed on first vessels

Last month saw the christening of the first oil tanker equipped with a preinstalled fast oil-recovery system for use in a shipwreck. The second so-equipped vessel is set for later this month. More to comeSystem vendor JLMD Ecologic Group SA, Nice, says the system reduces the pollution resulting from damage to oil and chemical tankers, as well as ships holding large-capacity fuel tanks.On Sept. 15, the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyards on Koje Island (Geoje), South Korea, were the site for the christening of the Valtamed, the first oil tanker equipped with the JLMD system, by Italian shipowner Navigazione Montanari (Tamoil). The second christening was to have occurr...

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