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New IMO regulations for gas sailing from 2017

IMO has now set regulations for exactly how shipowners are to handle LNG and other gases as fuel. "Harmonization makes it easier for shipowners," says Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, senior marine technical officer at Bimco, to ShippingWatch.

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A new set of regulations has now been approved for how shipowners are to sail on LNG and other types of gas fuels.

At a meeting in the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) last week, the international agency agreed on the so-called IGF code - International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels.

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