BV classes world’s largest specially built asphalt carrier

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has classed the 37,000 dwt asphalt carrier Asphalt Splendor, which has recently been delivered to international shippers Sargeant Marine (SM). Built by AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding (ADS) on the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China, the vessel is the first of two designed by the Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI) in co-operation with SM. The second ship will also be classed by BV.