WATCHING THE WORLD ANOTHER TANKER ISSUE

with Roger Vielvoye from London Weight-saving ship designs using more high tensile steel appear ready to become the latest contentious issue to haunt the world tanker industry. During the past few months certification societies like the American Bureau of Shipping and Lloyds Register of Shipping have become increasingly concerned that the widespread use of tensile steel in new weight-saving vessel designs could increase the risk of structural failure in inadequately maintained ships.

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