Trinity Marine To Develop Process To Construct Double-Hull Tankers

The Trinity Marine Group, Gulfport, Miss., and a team of Swedish engineers have joined forces to develop the construction process for a new double-hull tanker design.

The new design is the Series 2000 double-hull tanker, developed by Rutger Deylin of Fram Shipping, in association with S.I. Shipping of Sweden. It incorporates a U.S.-patented bow and stern design which has been tank tested. According to the designer and building team, tests have shown that the vessel requires less horsepower and fuel consumption than other hull designs.

Two design configurations are available, one suitable for smaller ports such as Boston, and another for larger ports.

According to a spokesman for Hvide Shipping Inc., Port Everglades, Fla., which is cooperating in the tanker project, Hvide is "looking forward to being operators, owners or managers of these type tankers.

These tankers are made for the year 2000. They will meet the new stringent requirements of the Oil Spill Act of 1990."

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Dec 1990 Eichberg

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