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Clipper converts ships for sulfur requirements

In order to comply with the sulfur requirements, which took effect in January, Clipper has converted fuel tanks on several vessels so they can sail for a longer period of time on the low sulfur fuel MGO.

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Initially, most carriers have opted to sail on the low sulfur fuel, marine gas oil (MGO), in order to live up to requirements of maximum emissions of 0.1 percent sulfur in emission control areas (ECA) in North Europe and North America.

The same goes for Clipper, which has also converted certain fuel tanks intended for heavy fuel oil (HFO) to MGO tanks on six of the carrier's 30,000 dwt Trader type bulk vessels.

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