sábado, 17 de maio de 2008

Navy tanker modified to meet international marine standards

The navy's 20-year-old tanker and supply ship HMNZS Endeavour is about to lose some of its fuel carrying capacity to bring it up to international standards.

The navy is spending about $2 million closing off some of the outer fuel tanks to effectively give the ship a double hull.

The tanker did not comply with International Maritime Organisation requirements because it had only a single hull. The navy said the IMO was accelerating its requirements for all tankers which carry petroleum based products to have a double hull

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