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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


In the last Weekly NEWS No. 36 in the article entitled: INTERTANKO participates at meeting of the IMO Group on Experts, the 3rd paragraph should have read (correction underlined):

‘With regard to the carriage of heavy oils in DH tankers there was disagreement with regard to the definition of heavy oil and whether to include crude oils. A solution could be to increase the density limit from 0.90 to 0.92, the latter being a figure used by ITOPF for heavy oils, that is those that are potentially more pollutive, although it is not density alone that determines how damaging an oil can be to the environment. IMO does, however, need simplicity. The Condition Assessment Scheme received full support on condition that it could be made practicable and that not too many surveys would be forced through in too short an initial period.’

We apologise for any inconvenience the publishing of the wrong density limit may have caused you.