We first visited Maritrans' double hull rebuild program in 1998 ("Great Ships of 199,S- Maritrans is Making Waves") as the company delivered its first rebuilt double hull barge- the 23,000 DWT "Maritrans 192" (See Figure /. opposite page). Since
Italian classification society RINA has launched Green Star, which it is dubbing the new environmental standard for shipping. The recently delivered Costa Atlantic from Kvaerner Masa-Yards for Costa Crociere is the first ship to meet the green standard,
Stuart Marine International, Inc., a Houston-based consulting firm, has developed what it calls a "revolutionary method" to retrofit a double hull to an existing single hull tanker to meet the double hull requirements in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.