API CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS TANKER DESIGNS, SPILL PLANS

Independent tanker owners say double hulled tankers are their least preferred option for reducing oil spills. That's the conclusion of a survey of its members by International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (intertanko), Oslo. Philip Embiricos, vice-president of Embiricos Shipping Agency, presented Intertanko's findings at an American Petroleum Institute conference on tanker safety. API said its Washington, D.C., meeting was the first public forum on tanker design. It

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