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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Year 1997




INTERTANKO Welcomes Involvement of the United States Federal Government in the Washington State Legal Challenge

The United States Attorney General has moved to intervene in INTERTANKO’s legal challenge of Washington State Regulations, currently on appeal before the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals. In giving its reasons for intervening, the Attorney General states that there is an obvious Federal interest in the case. "This Court must rule on the pre-emptive effect of several Federal statutes, Coast Guard...... More


LAKE MARACAIBO GROUNDINGS Detention of tanker unnecessary and unacceptable says INTERTANKO

Following the grounding of the 89,427 dwt tanker NISSOS AMORGOS on 28th February in the Maracaibo Channel, and subsequent oil spill, the ship remains detained by the Venezuelan authorities and the Captain is prohibited from leaving the country. In addition, the Venezuelan authorities have asked for a bond of US$ 46 million to be put up to cover claims interest and other charges. ... More


Revised SIRE Announcement

INTERTANKO, through its Vetting Committee, has watched the development of the revisions to the SIRE Reporting scheme with interest and fully supports the aims of OCIMF to make the system standardised and used by all charterers. ... More


LAKE MARACAIBO GROUNDINGS Local authorities must be accountable, says INTERTANKO

On 28 February a 89,4000 dwt tanker fully laden grounded in the hazardous Lake Maracaibo shipping channel. Ten days later another Aframax tanker grounded in the same location. ... More


Daniel Yergin to speak at INTERTANKO Athens Tanker Event.

Dr Daniel Yergin, President of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERACERLA) and author of the international best-sellerbestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power", will be the keynote speaker at INTERTANKO’s Athens Tanker Event on 26-29 May 1997. Dr Yergin’s presentation will inaugurate proceedings at a joint INTERTANKO/CERACERLA Market...... More


Intertanko calls on USA to back uniform safety measures, supports US Coast Guard

Dagfinn Lunde, Managing Director of INTERTANKO, has called on US federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the State Department and the Department of Commerce, to support the tanker industry in insisting on uniform environmental and safety standards in interstate and foreign commerce. ... More


ABS joins INTERTANKO in fight against bunker short deliveries

INTERTANKO’s White List, the hard hitting bunker quality risk report now in its seventh year of publication, has received another vote of confidence from the markets. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) joins INTERTANKO’s plight to combat unfair trading practices in the bunker market by contributing fuel testing data to the White List. Lloyd’s Register’s FOBAS (Fuel Oil Bunker Analysis and Adviso...... More


INTERTANKO’s Short Sea Tanker Group to press for recognition of advantages of sea transport

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners’ (INTERTANKO) short sea operators have welcomed the opportunity to promote the advantages of the sea transport of oils, gases and chemicals over land transport through a new forum created by its members. Delegates to the inaugural meeting of INTERTANKO’s Short Sea Tanker Group, held in Gothenburg in January 1997, agreed to highlight the...... More



The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) will hold the first meeting of its new Asia Regional Panel at the Westin Plaza Hotel in Singapore on 13 May 1997. The Association has organised Tanker Chartering and Media Training Courses for 14-15 May to coincide with the inaugural session of the Asia Panel. ... More


INTERTANKO Executive Committee Meets in Tokyo

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) held its first Executive Committee Meeting of 1997 at the Kaiun Club in Tokyo on Tuesday 28 January. ... More