Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been awarded the contract for classification of nine Medium Range (MR) type product tankers built at Samsung’s Ningbo yard in China for Maersk Tankers.
These vessels were ordered by the Danish ship owner adhering to the latest Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, which came into force in July this year. The new rules provide a consistent approach for all International Association of Class Society (IACS) members to evaluate the structural strength of these ship types.
LR’s Copenhagen Marine Client Manager, Morten A. Jensen said we are proud that Maersk Tankers has expressed its confidence in LR by classing these ships with us.
LR is currently working on a Joint Industry Project to develop software to simplify the application of the CSRs. Jim Smith, LR’s Regional Marine Manager for North Asia said: “These are amongst the first new CSR vessels to be ordered and show the trust placed in LR by the shipyard and shipowner. we can meet the demands for support in a timely manner. and help ensure that high quality and high performance vessels are delivered by Samsung to Maersk Tankers.”
The first vessels will be delivered in 2017/18.
Source: Lloyd’s Register