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Canada to Support Development of Low-Noise Tankers to Protect Marine Species

September 3, 2019


The government is working toward an agreement in principle with Vancouver-based Teekay Shipping under which the world’s first low-noise and low-emissions tanker would be developed.

The crude oil tanker is to be equipped with the latest proven quiet technologies and powered by Canadian LNG.

To limit emissions and ensure the best outcome for marine life, the government said the vessel would have specific design targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent and reduce noise by up to 90 per cent, compared to conventional tankers.

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