BIG DOUBLE HULL CRUDE CARRIER JOINS NORWAY'S FLEET OF TANKERS

Norway's Bergesen dy AS has taken delivery of a vessel billed as the world's largest double hull crude oil carrier. Built by NKK Corp. at its Tsu Works in Tokyo, the Berge Sigval tanker is rated at 306,430 dwt. Its service speed of about 16 knots places it among the world's fastest tankers. NKK said the Berge Sigval is only the third double hull very large crude carrier in the world. It is the first of two such VLCCs ordered from NKK by Bergesen. The second double hull tanker is

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