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No. 13/2001

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30.03.2001

INTERTANKO VETTING STATEMENT 2001

Following the Statement by INTERTANKO, published on the 30 June 2000, on "Current Charterers Vetting Arrangements", these vetting practices have changed and this has necessitated this statement being revised to provide further clarification on this important subject. Accordingly, INTERTANKO suggests that the following should be taken into consideration by ALL concerned parties when considering...... More

30.03.2001

HONESTY WITH PORT STATE CONTROL

Following the meeting of the Vetting Committee on 18 March and discussions with the Paris MOU, the Secretariat would like to remind members of section 3.7.3 regarding the grounds for detentions resulting from accidential damage on the ship’s voyage to the port. The section follows: 3.7.3   Where the ground for a detention is the result of accidental damage suffered on the ship’s voyage to a por...... More

30.03.2001

INTERTANKO SUBMISSIONS TO IMO MEPC 46 – 23-27 APRIL 2001

INTERTANKO’s submissions to IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 46) which takes place 23-27 April 2001  are available on our website. These can be found on: INTERTANKO joint submission with ICS and BIMCO on amendments to 13G ( Ref. Summary ) – Please click here INTERTANKO joint submission with ICS on CAS ( Ref. WORKI002.doc ) – Please click here  INTERTANKO joint submission with...... More

30.03.2001

PARIS MOU SYSTEM FOR TARGETING SUBSTANDARD VESSELS

Following recent discussions with the Paris MOU in The Hague this week attention is drawn to the present targeting system utilised by the Paris MOU for targeting substandard vessels.  Please click here In addition we would like also like to refer members to section 1.1 of Annex 1 of the Paris MOU which relates to overriding priorities for inspection. Please click here to view the section 1.1 of...... More

30.03.2001

CALIFORNIA UNANNOUNCED OIL SPILL DRILL PROGRAMME

At a recent public meeting in California, the Office of Oil Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR) received uniform comments from the industry criticising a new oil spill drill programme duplicating the Federal drill programme, with questionable effectiveness and high costs to a few players randomly selected to participate. INTERTANKO and others are taking action to address this issue. California...... More

30.03.2001

New database established for Freight and Demurrage claims

INTERTANKO has set up a new database on its website for members. Members are encouraged to enter details of all demurrage and freight claims which have been paid. This will enable us to build up a database of the average length of time it takes particular charterers to pay claims and to formulate a league table of charterers showing those that have the quickest payment times compared to those...... More

30.03.2001

FOCUS ON PIRACY IN SYDNEY – 22-25 APRIL 2001

INTERTANKO is concerned over the rising trend of piracy which threatens the lives of crews and safe operation of ships. At the Sydney Tanker Event 2001, one session has been dedicated to this increasing problem in national and international waters. The session will be moderated by Mr Alan Chan, Chairman of Petroships Pte Ltd in Singapore.... More

30.03.2001

REPORT FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN PANEL MEETING ON 19 MARCH

INTERTANKO’s North American Panel (NAP) met in Stamford on 19 March in connection with the Connecticut Maritime Conference.  35 members, associate members and guests from other shipowners’ associations based in the US and Canada met under the Chairmanship of Richard du Moulin to discuss the US work programme and other current tanker issues. Admiral Robert C. North attended from the US Coast...... More

30.03.2001

REPORT FROM BRUSSELS MEETINGS 26/27 MARCH AS FOLLOW-UP OF EU PROPOSALS – ‘ERIKA I’ AND ‘ERIKA II’ PACKAGES

INTERTANKO representatives held further meetings with EP rapporteurs on 26 and 27 March in Brussels as part of INTERTANKO’s follow-up of the various EU proposals emanating from the sinking of the Erika (the so-called ‘Erika I’ and ‘Erika II’ packages.) ... More

30.03.2001

PORT COSTS

India/Paradip – garbage collection from ships To comply with IMO regulations arrangements are being made to receive garbage from ship.  Collection will be done daily with effect from 01 April 2001. For foreign going vessels the collection will be charged at the rate of USD 4.00/day. Source: GAC Shipping (India) PVT. LTD., Cochin / Paradip Port Trust Marine Department Mexico/Doc Bocas – revised...... More

30.03.2001

PORT NEWS

Italy/Genoa – entrance only for SBT tankers With effect from 01 January 2002 tankers not classified as SBT by Flag Registers will not be allowed to enter/berth at the petrochemical port of Genoa Multedo. Every tanker will have to provide an IOPP certificate stating in paragraph 5 compliance with SBT as per Marpol 73/78 Reg. 13. Until 31 December 2001 a provisional derogation will be granted to...... More

30.03.2001

Vessel Data Recorders (VDR)/Transponders

Background Fitting VDR’s to vessels has several advantages such as: establishing the cause of accident; reducing legal issues; protecting whose who comply with the rules and regulations, acting as a restraint and also acting as a training tool. However in the case of tankers most of these advantages are not that important since tankers as a rule tend not to disappear.  The total loss of tankers...... More

30.03.2001

Annex 1 Paris MOU

Section 1 Priority inspections 1.1 Regardless of the value of the target factor, as referred to in Section 1.2, the following ships shall be considered as an overriding priority for inspection : .1 Ships which have been reported by pilots or port authorities as havingdeficiencies which may prejudice their safe navigation; .2 Ships carrying dangerous or polluting goods, which have failed to repo...... More

30.03.2001

PORT ISSUES

INTERTANKO supports the Russian Maritime Pilots’ Association Further to our previous articles in the Weekly NEWS, the Maritime Pilots of Novorossiysk/RMPA have lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Antimonopoly Politics and Entrepreneur Support, Krasnodar Regional Administration, for being banned from providing pilotage in the port by the Maritime Administration of the Port of Novorossiysk an...... More

30.03.2001

IMO HOST GLOBAL BALLAST WATER SYMPOSIUM

This week the International Maritime Organisation, in co-ordination with two other UN bodies, hosted the 1 st Global Ballast Water Treatment Symposium. The main aim was to bring together all the various scientists, researchers, industry representatives and national bodies to assess the current state of ballast water treatment technology.  A range of techniques were presented with 26 different...... More

30.03.2001

REPORT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMMITTEE MEETING 15 MARCH

Gathering in London for its eleventh meeting on 15 March, the Environmental Committee had another full agenda.  This included the selection of Dott. Paolo d’Amico (d’Amico Soc. di Navagazione S.p.A. as the new Committee Chairman which will be put forward to the Council for endorsement at the Sydney AGM in April. The Committee reviewed the policy issues covering five main environmental matters,...... More

30.03.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

CALL ON OPEC OIL INCREASED BY 0.2 MBD  OPEC has increased its projection for the call on OPEC crude and inventories in 2001 by 0.2 mbd to 27.6 mbd, the cartel said Monday 26 March 2001 in its latest Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR). This month's adjustment results from a downward revision of 2001 non-OPEC supply by over 0.3 mbd to 49.4 mbd and 2001 world oil demand by 0.1 mbd to 77 mbd accordin...... More

30.03.2001

CHARTERPARTY INFORMATION

London: Litigation v. Arbitration compared following the recent reforms During the past few years there have been major reforms to both the rules governing litigation and arbitration in London, the former embodied in the new Civil Procedure Rules (“CPR”) and the latter in the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the Act”). Given that both these sets of reforms have now had a chance to become established it i...... More