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Saturday, October 20, 2018


The International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention, Spill Response and Compensation, co-hosted by ITOPF, OCIMF and INTERTANKO, has proven to be very popular. Close to three hundred delegates have indicated their participation in a seminar that will include presentations and updates on OCIMF, SIRE and Charterers’ View of Classification Society Progress, as well as Voluntary Improvements for Quality Shipping, Information Sharing, the Threat of Piracy and Recent Developments in the International Compensation System.

The Seminar, which takes place on Wednesday 6 November at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong, China, will also include a hypothetical oil spill scenario where a panel of government and industry experts explore the concerns, expectations and actions of key players involved in a major casualty. The aim of the scenario will be to stimulate the audience to engage in a lively debate with the panel. A copy of the Seminar Programme can be downloaded here.


The Seminar forms part of a busy week for the three organisations involved, including the INTERTANKO Executive Committee and Council Meetings. On Monday 4 November at 1500 hours, we invite INTERTANKO members and associate members to an Open Session featuring the following presentation:

 “The Pros and Cons of Shipbuilding in China”, Tim Huxley, Clarkson Asia, Hong Kong, China

“Asian Tanker Markets”, Giles Lane, Clarkson Asia, Singapore - and

“The State of the Industry, Erik Ranheim, Manager, Research and Projects, INTERTANKO


Finally, to coincide with our meetings, the Marine Department of Hong Kong, China has invited delegates to witness a live oil spill exercise in the morning of Thursday 7 November. The drill will be involving the mobilisation of pollution control craft, deployment of offshore booms, shoreline booms, skimmers and helicopter dispersant spray buckets, and will provide a realistic extension to the oil spill scenario session at the Seminar on the Wednesday afternoon. The spill drill is followed by a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, with Guest Speaker Mr. Lars Carlsson, INTERTANKO Chairman.



For further details and registration forms, please contact Anders Baardvik on e-mail