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No. 40/2002

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04.10.2002

DIMITRIS LYRAS ADDRESSES THE QUEST FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY

In connection with the Maritime London exhibition at the Baltic Exchange on 3 October, Dimitris N. Lyras, Director, Lyras Shipping, gave a presentation entitled 'Charterers are likely to soon depend on owners being transparent so what hurdles does this still leave for the industry to overcome?'.... More

04.10.2002

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

Fairplay Daily News, 1 October - Intercargo calls for co-operation Lloyd’s List, 3 October 2002 - Maritime London Lloyd’s List, 3 October 2002 - IACS needs apparatus to consult with industry, says Mikelis Fairplay Weekly, 3 October 2002 - Shipping looks to the skies Fairplay Weekly, 3 October 2002 – IMO project looks to the future Fairplay Weekly: 3 October 2002 - Liberia commits to pollution...... More

04.10.2002

USCG/INTERTANKO PARTNERSHIP MEETING

INTERTANKO representatives met USCG Rear Admiral Paul Pluta and USCG program officers to discuss i.a. QUALSHIP 21, port security and safety, oily water separators, air emissions from ships, INTERTANKO’s new terminal vetting project, the impact of the Tank Level Pressure Monitor regulation and terrorist liability.... More

04.10.2002

MARE GLOBAL FORUM ON THE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION OF ENERGY 2002

Mare Forum will be holding a Global Forum on the Maritime Transportation of Energy 2002 in Houston, 18-19 November 2002, which aims to identify the priority policy issues and will include presentations by MD Peter Swift and William Gray.Mare Forum will be holding a Global Forum on the Maritime Transportation of Energy 2002 in Houston, 18-19 November 2002, which aims to identify the priority policy issues and will include presentations by MD Peter Swift and William Gray.... More

04.10.2002

INTERTANKO ATTENDS RUSSIAN REGISTER SEMINAR

Dr Nikos Mikelis addressed the 5th International Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia on the establishment of an ‘Industry Technical Committee to IACS’ and INTERTANKO MD Peter Swift spoke on ‘New Oil – New Responsibilities’.... More

04.10.2002

USCG SAFETY ALERT – EXPLOSION AND FIRE DUE TO FAILURE OF CARGO PUMP BEARINGS

Failure of the bearing in the cargo pump allowed the shaft and impeller to shift and spin against the casing. The resultant friction caused extreme heat and possible sparks, which ignited the atmosphere in the tank, which had become rich in oxygen when the hatch cover was opened during cleaning. Proper maintenance of cargo pumps is advised. ... More

04.10.2002

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR VETOES BUNKER TAX EXEMPTION

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 39 of 27 September, California Governor Gray Davis has unfortunately vetoed Senate Bill 145, passed by the California Senate and House, which would have extended until 2013 the current exemption from sales tax for bunkers sold to ships in California ports and consumed out of state.... More

04.10.2002

UK SIGNS BUNKER CONVENTION

The UK Government has signed The International Convention on Civil Liability for Pollution Damage Caused by Bunker Oil, 2002, which addresses liability and compensation for the discharge of bunkers from ships engaged in international trade.... More

11.10.2002

EVENTS SURROUNDING THE 'LIMBURG' INCIDENT

This week there has inevitably been much interest in the VLCC ‘Limburg’ and the events off the Yemeni coast on 6 October. It is clearly premature to comment on the incident until the investigators have completed fully their investigations, notwithstanding the apparently well-informed reports that support the probability of an external attack. Equally it would be improper to speculate on other...... More

04.10.2002

THREE NEW SINGAPORE BUNKERING INITIATIVES

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has announced three initiatives to enhance bunkering services in Singapore: an accreditation scheme for bunker suppliers, an improved bunker sampling method to ensure quality of bunkers, and more intense bunker quality checks on bunker tankers. ... More