Chemical owners are facing inert gas pressuresTaken from: Tanker Shipping & Trade April/May 2012
There is broad agreement among the charterers of tanker vessels that the fitting and use of inert gas raises the level of safety on board. However IMO Solas regulations for the fitting and use of inert gas do not apply to all tankers. Oil tankers below 20,000 dwt and chemical tankers are not required to fit or use inert gas when transporting low flash cargoes.
Most charterers rely on the vessel complying with the Solas inert gas rules to satisfy their company’s safe operating standards. S....Please login to read the rest of this story
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