Tanker design rules tightened in wake of Exxon Valdez
New design standards to reduce the risk of oil pollution from tanker accidents were agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 6 March. They will require the use of double hulls or other equivalent measures to prevent oil outflow on new oil tankers from the mid-1990s, and retrofitting of protective measures to older tankers.
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