LR approves innovative low-carbon VLCC design

Lloyd’s Register has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to a Hyundai Heavy Industries ‘eco tanker’ design for a VLCC capable of combining volatile organic compounds (VOC) recovered from the cargo tank and LNG in a dual-fuel system, with the addition of Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.

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Doomed dredger’s unqualified officer-in-command jailed for two years by Singapore court

An unqualified and non-English speaking deck officer in charge of the Dominica-flagged 108m-long trailing suction hopper dredger JBB De Rong 19 involved in a fatal collision with an Indonesian tanker in Singapore waters last year was jailed for two years by a Singapore court after he pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of five of his crew by performing a rash act, The Straits Times reported.

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