STRUCTURAL DETERIORATION -- A THREAT TO THE MIDDLE AGED

Extensive steel wastage, cracking, fracturing, and buckling in VLCCs approaching the mid-point of their expected twenty year lifespan has been discovered in a wideranging inspection of 32 tankers, conducted by the Exxon Corporation. This investigation, whose main results are given in the article, would seem to indicate that current Classif- ication Society survey methods are not adequate for aging VLCCs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fairplay, 285 <1983>, p.23 <13 Jan.> (3 pp., 1 phot., 1 diag., 1 graph, 1 tab.)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM