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Saturday, September 22, 2018


One of the members of the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) recently visited the Samsung shipyard and reported that two Suezmax tankers, almost ready for delivery, had the top and the bottom of the cargo tanks coated. The shipyard acknowledges that this is commonly requested. The gentleman also asked about the milling scale. The milling scale is not removed unless the steel is painted. So cargo tanks will have mill scale unless they are coated. The extent of high tensile steel is now more in the 30 to 40 % range.

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