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Friday, December 15, 2017

No. 06/2000

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11.02.2000

OPA 90 PHASE-OUT OF SINGLE HULL TANKERS - WARNING

Members should be aware that at the beginning of January 2000, pre-MARPOL tankers, over 30,000 GT which were built in 1976 and 1977 were phased out from US trade. ... More

11.02.2000

AMERICAN ECONOMY: 107 MONTHS OF CONTINUED GROWTH

America's economy began its 107th month of growth, beating the previous record set in the 1960s.... More

11.02.2000

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER FENDERS. NEW STANDARDS IN THE OFFING

Until now most fenders involved in ship to ship transfers (STS) have been Yokohama manufactured and the record of incidents in STS has been unenviably high. ... More

11.02.2000

IACS ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS OF CLASS

IACS has recently sent a message to OCIMF and INTERTANKO expressing strong concern that Oil Companies are refusing to charter ships on the basis that these tankers are subject to Conditions of Class, regardless of the due date. ... More

11.02.2000

OCIMF STEPPING UP THE QUALITY DRIVE FOR VETTING

In conjunction with the recent INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee Chairman and Secretary took the opportunity to meet with Capt. John Hughes, Director of OCIMF and Mr. John Crowley, the SIRE Manager.... More

11.02.2000

IMO INVITES DISCUSSION ON THE PROLIFERATION OF INSPECTIONS

The meeting was held on 9 February at IMO Headquarters, under the Chairmanship of the IMO Secretary General Mr W.A. O’Neil. ... More

11.02.2000

ROUND UP OF VETTING CRITERIA FOR FRENCH CHARTERERS

Following the ERIKA incident, and the spotlight this has placed on French-based charterers, INTERTANKO has received a number of questions on their current practice. ... More

11.02.2000

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ADOPTS WHITE PAPER ON ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY

The European Commission adopted on 9th February a White Paper on Environmental Liability. The objective of the Paper is to explore how the polluter pays principle - one of the key environmental principles in the EC Treaty - can best be applied to serve the aims of Community environmental policy. ... More

11.02.2000

New Proposed U.S. Tax Regulations Under Section 883

On February 8, 2000, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued its long awaited proposed regulations under Section 883 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (the “Regulations”). ... More

11.02.2000

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS THIS WEEK

7 February 2000, Seatrend Web –“Bad losers?” 10 February 2000, Lloyd’s List –“Industry bodies seek to solve muliple inspection issue” 11 February 2000, Tradewinds – “INTERTANKO tango”   ... More

11.02.2000

INTERTANKO'S NEWS DESK

INTERTANKO’s Weekly NEWS was launched on 8 December 1999 as an attempt to provide a timely and cost effective communication with our members and associate members. ... More

11.02.2000

NEW MEMBER FROM SINGAPORE

We are pleased to inform you that Petroships Pte. Ltd., Singapore, have applied for membership. They have three new product tankers totalling 37,000 dwt. ... More

11.02.2000

IMAX MOVIE ABOUT TANKERS - great PR for the tanker industry - investment opportunity

An IMAX movie called the GREAT SHIPS is scheduled for production later this year. The movie will include a section on a cruise ship, another dealing with the US aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and a third dealing with tankers. ... More

11.02.2000

Californian Ballast Water Fees Reduced

January 1st 2000 saw the introduction of mandatory ballast water fees for all vessels entering Californian ports. ... More

11.02.2000

MONTE CARLO TANKER EVENT 9 – 13 April

Preparations are well under way for the ‘millennium’ Tanker Event which will take place in Monte Carlo on 9 – 13 April. ... More