WATCHING THE WORLD NEXT TARGET: TANKER EMISSIONS

With Roger Vielvoye from London The Exxon Valdez oil spill and subsequent legislative pressure for tankers with double hulls and double sides has overshadowed another legislative measure to reduce pollution from tankers that has not been received well in parts of the shipping industry. Latest proposals being put together by the U.S. Coast Guard are designed to tackle the problem of inert and hydrocarbon gases vented to the atmosphere when a tanker loads a cargo of crude oil. Some are

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