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Monday, July 16, 2018

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN HONG KONG, CHINA PROVING POPULAR

Close to three hundred delegates have registered to participate in the International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention, Spill Response and Compensation, co-hosted by ITOPF, OCIMF and INTERTANKO on 6 November.

The International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention, Spill Response and Compensation, co-hosted by ITOPF, OCIMF and INTERTANKO, is proving to be very popular. Close to three hundred delegates have registered to participate in a seminar that will include presentations and updates on OCIMF and SIRE, Charterers’ View of Classification Society Progress, 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 from INTERTANKO’s web site at: http://www.intertanko.com/hongkong2002/programme.pdf

 

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 presentations:

‘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

 

During the Seminar INTERTANKO will be launching their Environmental Challenge. Developed by the INTERTANKO Environmental Committee, the Environmental Challenge aims to promote research and development into solutions to the leading environmental concerns facing the tanker sector. The initial Challenges set down by INTERTANKO include the reduction of oil into the sea, limiting air emissions and preventing the transfer of invasive species via ships’ ballast water.

 

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 involve 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.

 

Contact: Anders Baardvik, mailto:anders.baardvik@intertanko.com