A chemical tanker is a type of tanker ship designed to transport chemicals in bulk. As defined in MARPOL Annex I, chemical tanker means a ship constructed or adapted for carrying in bulk any liquid product listed in chapter 17 of the International Bulk Chemical Code. As well as industrial chemicals and clean petroleum products, such ships also often carry other types of sensitive cargo which require a high standard of tank cleaning, such as palm oil, vegetable oils, tallow, caustic soda and methanol.
Oceangoing chemical tankers range from 5,000tonnes deadweight (DWT) to 35,000 DWT in size, which is smaller than the average size of other tanker types due to the specialized nature of their cargo and the size restrictions of the port terminals where they call to load and discharge.
Chemical tankers normally have a series of separate cargo tanks which are either coated with specialized coatings such as phenolic epoxy or zinc paint, or made from stainless steel. The coating or cargo tank material determines what types of cargo a particular tank can carry: stainless steel tanks are required for aggressive acid cargoes such as sulfuric and phosphoric acid, while 'easier' cargoes — such as vegetable oil — can be carried in epoxy coated tanks. The coating or tank material also influences how quickly tanks can be cleaned. Typically, ships with stainless steel tanks can carry a wider range of cargoes and can clean more quickly between one cargo and another, which justifies the additional cost of their construction.
ReCAAP reported that the first incident took place on bulk carrier Trina Oldendorff in the early hours of April 8 ... The perpetrators fled, the alarm was raised and crew mustered, with all crew safe and accounted for and no items reported stolen. The second incident was later in the morning of April 8 at 0550 hrs on the chemical tanker Harrisburg ... .
ReCAAP ISC renewed its warning regarding boardings and robbery in the Singapore Strait... During one of the incidents, the perpetrators hit a crew member ... The individuals were detected aboard the Harrisburg, a chemical tanker, that was also underway in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait ... ....
The Iranian foreign ministry said the chemical tanker was released after investigating environmental pollution and the South Korean government’s request ...Today, the production of chemicals such as plastics, fuels, fertilizers, and hydrogen is primarily reliant on fossil fuel.
The prime minister's visit comes following the recent release of an oil tanker of South Korea, which had been seized by the Islamic republic for "polluting" the Persian Gulf waters with chemicals. Enditem .
official told reporters Friday. The official, offering the most detailed U.S ... There were other signs of detente, with Iran releasing a South Korean chemicals tanker it seized three months ago and which quickly became embroiled in the West’s broader dispute with Iran ... official, however, denied the release of the tanker was connected to the talks ... .
Iran has released a South Korean-flagged tanker seized three months ago in the Gulf, the Foreign Ministries in Seoul and Tehran confirmed on Friday. "The ship left safely today," the South KoreanForeign Ministry said, adding that the captain of the Hankuk Chemi chemical and oil tanker has also been freed, reports dpa news agency.
The Iranian foreign ministry said the chemical tanker, HANKUK CHEMI, was released after an investigation into environmental pollution, and at the request of the South Korean government and its owner, state news agency IRNA reported ... Iranian authorities had accused the tanker of polluting the waters with chemicals, a charge denied by South Korea.
"The ship left safely today," the South Korean ministry said, adding that the captain of the Hankuk Chemi chemical and oil tanker has also been freed. Iran's Revolutionary Guard seized the tanker in January and escorted it to the port of Bandar Abbas... Khatibzadeh reiterated that the tanker was seized due to marine pollution.
Iran seized the chemical tanker in the Strait of Hormuz and accused it of polluting the waters with chemicals ... Iran has denied allegations that the seizure of the tanker and its crew constituted hostage-taking, saying it was South Korea that was holding Iranian funds hostage.
The Iranian foreign ministry said the chemical tanker, Hankuk Chemi, was released after an investigation into environmental pollution and at the request of the South Korean government and its owner, state news agency IRNA reported ... Iranian authorities had accused the tanker of polluting the waters with chemicals, a charge denied by South Korea.