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Update on USCG Approvals for Ballast Water Management Systems

INTERTANKO has received a number of enquiries relating to a circular issued by a response provider regarding the current state of Type Approvals for ballast water management systems (BWMS) by the US Coast Guard. This circular indicated that the USCG had received no Letters of Intent from ballast water equipment manufacturers to conduct testing for USCG approval and that no ballast water equipme...... Login to view this article


Just five months until new ECA requirements come into force!

Members are reminded that, five months from now, any ships calling at ECA zones (Baltic Sea, North Sea, 200 nautical miles around the US and Canada shoreline, including Hawaii, St. Lawrence Waterway and the Great Lakes and the US Caribbean zone) will have to use fuels with a maximum sulphur content of 0.10% by mass. Alternative means for compliance are permitted, such as exhaust gas cleaning...... Login to view this article

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Closure of Crimean Ports to International Shipping

INTERTANKO has received several enquiries regarding the possible closure of Crimean ports to international shipping as a result of action by the Ukrainian government. Recent changes to Ukrainian laws have established a specific legal regime for Crimean territory. These laws also affect ships calling at Crimean ports. The first changes to Ukrainian law were enacted in April 2014. Law 1207-VII On...... Login to view this article

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OCIMF Vessel Incident Repository (VIR) launched

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has been developing a repository (database) for reporting vessel incidents, which was, on Monday 14 July, inaugurated. To enable ease of access and efficient flow of information, this repository has been linked with the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) database. Existing practices require that when a vessel has an incident,...... Login to view this article


Bill Box
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