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International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals - ISGOTT

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Safety is critical to the tanker industry. The International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, or ISGOTT as it is now widely...

Legal issues arising from use of tankers as floating storage

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In recent years, international oil markets have witnessed collapsing oil prices as a result of an excess in supply and a corresponding decrease...

Rupture of Cargo Tank on chemical tanker Fairchem Filly – Investigation Report from the NTSB

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 30 May 2019 incident involving the chemical tanker...

The first Aframaxes with fuel cell technology

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co. developed the world’s first fuel cell-powered oil tanker that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emission. Samsung Heavy Industries...

Oil Tanker Spill Statistics 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) For close to five decades, the frequency of oil spills from tankers has shown a progressive downward trend. The average number of spills...

OPA 90: Increase in liability limits from USCG

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 13 August 2019, the United States Coast Guard issued a final rule in the Federal Register to provide for consumer...

A Potentially New Tanker War

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) It was not exactly a scene out of “Captain Phillips,” but it was still dramatic.  Aired on Iranian state TV on...

Oil Tanker Spill Statistics 2017 and other Major Oil Spills in History

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) TOPF is a not-for-profit organisation established on behalf of the world’s shipowners and their insurers to promote effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other...

DNVGL - Tanker Update 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In the last edition of TANKER UPDATE, DNVGL argues that increased ordering of crude oil tankers does not necessarily mean a prolonged period of subdued earnings....

Flashback in history: EXXON VALDEZ oil spill, 24 March 1989

On 24 March 1989, the single-hull tanker EXXON VALDEZ was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska with a full load of North Slope crude...
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