Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

June 26, 2007

Aker Philadelphia delivers second products tanker

Following a successful sea trial and a naming ceremony earlier this month, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard delivered the 600-ft long MT46 Veteran Class Overseas Long Beach.

The ship is the second vessel in an up to 16 ship series of product tankers and was transferred to American Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Aker American Shipping.

The vessel joins its sister vessel, the Overseas Houston, in American Shipping Corporation's fleet of modern, double hull product tankers for charter in the Jones Act market.

The Overseas Long Beach is chartered to a subsidiary of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) who will put the vessel into service for BP.

In the coming days, the Overseas Long Beach will sail to the Gulf of Mexico, leaving three other product tankers currently under construction at the yard.

The next tanker is scheduled for delivery near year's end.