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Shipowners face extensive sulfur clean-up prior to 2020

Shipowners face a comprehensive task of cleaning tanks aboard their vessels prior to 2020. If not done properly, the responsibility points in only one direction, Skuld tells ShippingWatch. Norwegian carrier keeps calm.

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With the upcoming sulfur regulations, the shipping industry is facing a demanding task in cleaning fuel tanks on board vessels.

Tank clean-up, according to marine insurance company Skuld, is a critical task for shipping companies in order to become compliant – namely meeting the sulfur regulations that are set to come into force from January next year,  and not violating them, thereby receiving fines.

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