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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

No. 41/2000

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13.10.2000

CLC & FUND 1992 PROTOCOLS: CONVENTIONAL TANKERS USED FOR STORAGE MAY NOT BE COVERED

We have previously reported to members on the discussions at the IOPC Fund concerning the definition of “ship” under the conventions and the applicability of the conventions to off-shore craft such as FSUs and FPSOs. The conventions only apply to such craft in very narrow circumstances, this is due to the definitions of “ship” and “oil” under the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions, which...... More

13.10.2000

STATUS REPORT - IRS TAX PROPOSAL - REGULATION 883

 Reference is made to our Weekly NEWS No. 24 reporting on the IRS public hearing held June 8 at which INTERTANKO’s positions on the principal issues of concern to our members were presented.  This following report is to update the members on the status of possible modifications to the Proposed Regulations based on these submissions by INTERTANKO.  The report is based on informal and ongoing...... More

13.10.2000

MALTA MARITIME AUTHORITY INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ERIKA AVAILABLE

The Malta Maritime Authority investigation report into the loss of the Erika is available on a CD ROM.  Please e-mail to Mr. Lino C. Vassallo at the Malta Maritime Authority if you would like a copy. ... More

13.10.2000

FOLLOW UP ON IMO REGULATORY WORK FOR ACCELERATED PHASE-OUT OF SINGLE HULL TANKERS

INTERTANKO has received numerous telephone calls for further clarifications on the IMO development and many questions related to when a particular vessel may be phased-out. ... More

13.10.2000

REPORT FROM THE 45TH MEETING OF THE IMO’S MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE (MEPC 45)

In a meeting in which the most notable issue to be debated was the phase-out of single hull tankers (see Weekly News 40) a great deal of progress was also made on the other main issues on the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agenda:... More

13.10.2000

GREENPEACE ENQUIRIES ON TBT AND RECYCLING POLICY

It has been brought to INTERTANKO’s attention that Greenpeace is sending letters and faxes to European shipping companies ‘demanding’ to know of their policies on TBT-based anti-fouling paints and ship recycling. As a result, a copy of the TBT enquiry was received by the Secretariat and tabled at the last meeting of the Environmental Committee.  The Committee decided that members who receive th...... More

13.10.2000

USCG INTRODUCES INCENTIVES FOR QUALITY VESSELS (QUALSHIP 21)

INTERTANKO would like to inform its members that the USCG has recently introduced a new scheme with respect to port state control inspections in the U.S. aiming to reward quality vessels. ... More

13.10.2000

NEW PUBLICATION - DISBURSEMENTS FOR TANKERS 2000

Indispensable tool for chartering and operation purposes now available.  To order your copy or subscription to the Port Services on the web go to http://www.intertanko.com/publications/index.asp?kID=13 ... More

13.10.2000

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

7 October, Lloyd’s List, ‘Heyerdahl gives his good name to shipping’ 9 October 2000, Lloyd’s List ‘IMO compromise on tanker phase out’ 9 October 2000, WorldNews ‘Compromise Deal On Single-Hull Tankers’ 11 October 2000, Lloyd’s List ‘Malta's Erika report a model of forensics’ 13 October 2000, TradeWinds, ‘Lunde banks on new start’ ... More

13.10.2000

INTERTANKO’S WEEKLY NEWS DESK

Since the launch of INTERTANKO’s Weekly NEWS 8 December 1999 the circulation has increased from 320 to over 1032. To ensure we continue to provide the best possible service, we would appreciate receiving your comments/recommendations to improve this service. In addition, we would be grateful if you would let us know if you would prefer INTERTANKO's Weekly NEWS to be sent to an alternative e-mai...... More

13.10.2000

NEW VETTING LIST FOR HALUL ISLAND TERMINAL, QATAR

Qatar General Petroleum Company (QGPC) has issued a new vetting list for the Halul Island Terminal which is effective from 1 October 2000. Copies of the list can be obtained from Tim Wilkins SOURCE: Gulf Agency (Qatar) ... More

13.10.2000

MARKET INFORMATION

Oil demand to grow by 3 mbd in the fourth quarter of 2000 According to the 10 October IEA Monthly Oil Market Report, world oil demand is expected to grow by nearly 3 mbd to 78.4 mbd from the 3 rd quarter to the 4 th quarter 2000. In September world oil production averaged 77.4 mbd. The world oil supply and demand spread sheet can be found on the Market Pages on our web site. SOURCE: IEA Market...... More

13.10.2000

PORT INFORMATION

MINA AL BAKR ISSUE FAR FROM SOLVED Reference is made to Weekly NEWS No. 39/2000 , where we mentioned that a vessel had been kept waiting after her laycan without berthing prospects and totally without information from the terminal.  When the vessel, after one week’s waiting, was finally ordered to berth, it was admitted that the waiting time had been a “punishment” for non-payment of funds at t...... More