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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No. 51/2002




Spain bans single hull tankers in Decree Law

INTERTANKO is deeply concerned with the ill-conceived measures announced by the Spanish government in the Decree Law published on 14 December which bans all single hull tankers, regardless of the flag, carrying heavy fuel oil, tar, asphaltic bitumen and heavy crude, entering Spanish ports, terminals or anchorages. The entry into force will be effective from 1 January 2003. ... More


Hasty legislation creating confusion

Recent EU proposals and new national laws have created confusion and have the potential for unforeseen consequences.... More


Venezuela – situation still unstable

The strike continues and has turned into a much more serious situation which threatens to cripple Venezuela’s economy. Military actions cause great concern for personnel safety and the environment, and are seriously impacting oil trades. ... More


Industry meets with IACS

INTERTANKO’s Chairman Lars Carlsson, ISTEC Chairman Dr Nikos Mikelis and MD Dr Peter Swift represented INTERTANKO at the Annual Meeting of Industry Leaders with the IACS Council Members and Secretariat in London this week.... More


Mandatory Traffic Separations Schemes in Canadian waters

Mariners are reminded that the Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) of Georgia Strait from English Bay to East Point that are in Canadian waters, as well as the lanes from Race Rocks to buoy XVH, are mandatory.... More


Ballast Water Addressed by Gulf States

The Gulf area Regional Clean Sea Organisation (RECSO) this week hosted a high level Conference in Dubai to highlight the problematic issue of invasive species in the region. INTERTANKO’s Tim Wilkins spoke on the foreseeable difficulties with the eventual implementation of the newly developed draft ballast water Convention.... More


Protection of Bunker Tanks

A faulty link to a US House of Representatives Bill (HR5025) was given in our article on the above in last week’s Weekly NEWS, for which we apologise. A link to the relevant text is given in this issue.... More


IACS Approved Thickness Measurement Companies on the Web

A full list of over 1,000 thickness measurement (TM) companies certified by at least one IACS Member Society is now available on the IACS Website. These TM companies are approved to carry out steel thickness gauging of ships subject to the Enhanced Survey Programme.... More


Provision of means of access for the purpose of carrying out inspections

The new Regulation (SOLAS II-1/3-6) calling for physical and permanent means of access for inspections will apply to tankers of 500 grt and over constructed on and after 1 January 2005. Links to the full text of the Regulation and its Technical Provisions are provided.... More



Lloyd’s List, 16 December 2002 - Spain bans single-hulls carrying heavy oils Lloyd’s List, 18 December 2002 - Intertanko lays down green gauntlet Lloyd’s List, 18 December 2002 - Round table deplores unilateral exclusion zones in letter to EU Lloyd’s List, 19 December 2002 - Brussels to consider secret shortlist of nominees to head EMSA Lloyd’s List, 19 December 2002 - If it floats, banish it...... More