How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?
By NOAA – Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed...
Lloyd’s Register and Korea’s STX Shipbuilding recently signed a cooperation agreement to develop an environmentally-friendly ship powered by LNG. This new ship design would result in a 50% reduction in fuel costs, while at the same time, a 25% reduction in carbon emissions.
Hurdles to overcome include the engineering of the cryogenic storage tanks, the associated high pressure fuel lines, developing the rules needed to classify such a system, and a detailed risk assessment.
Many of the other classification societies are working on similarly ambitious projects to promote carbon-cutting initiatives such as Germanischer Lloyd‘s hull optimization-related FutureShip, and DNV’s LNG-powered Triality VLCC project.
Additional benefits of LNG power: (source: IANGV Emission Report)
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