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Pandemic Forces Virtual Safety Checks for Oil Tankers

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Ship assessors are resorting to virtual inspections of oil tankers to keep vessels afloat, as the coronavirus pandemic makes physical visits to check for seaworthiness tougher and a slump in fuel demand increases the need for ships as storage. Oil tankers require rigorous inspections twice a year […]

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