and not one person in MarAd's offices has the knowledge or ability to write such a report themselves? How much are they going to pay the private sector for this and why are earth is one even needed? Seriously, just because a vessel might burn even 5% more fuel with a double hull as opposed to a single, the world is not going to go back to single hulled tankships! Not now for Christ's sake!
This is ludicrous beyond words and further shows the idiotic out of touch world MarAd resides in. Why in the hell don't they commission a study into the application of LNG to fuel ships in the future and how existing vessels can be converted to run on LNG cost effectively. TOTE just announced they are switching their two Orca class Ro/Ro's to LNG!