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Sunday, November 18, 2018

No. 06/2003




Captain Erric B. Kertsikoff passes away

It is with extreme sadness that we report the passing of Captain Erric B. Kertsikoff.... More


EPA rule on air emissions from marine diesels advances US role in MARPOL Annex VI

The final EPA rule attempts to conform US standards for release of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to Annex VI. It does not impose separate emission standards for Particulate Matter (PM). The EPA expressly referred to Annex VI mechanisms for addressing sulphur emissions (SOx) and indicates that Sox issues will be considered separately. ... More


French shipowners react to initiatives taken by the EU in the aftermath of the Prestige accident

The Association is in favour of a rapid implementation of the Erika packages. However, the Erika Packages strengthened liability and controls only on shipowners, port states and classification societies. The time has now come to address flag states, insurance companies and shippers. ... More


INTERTANKO stresses open and honest discussions at Madrid briefings

Major concerns expressed were that any new measures must be subject to thorough analyses and impact studies before being introduced and that all regulations must be international. The INTERTANKO MD reiterated the importance of establishing places of refuge as a matter of urgency.... More


Bahamas Maritime Authority moves forward with Prestige investigation

The maximum interval between expanded inspections on certain tankers carrying crude or petroleum products has been reduced to six months and requirements for classification societies acting on behalf of the Spanish Flag have been tightened.... More


Spain publishes new Royal Decree increasing PSC inspection rate to 30%

Among the issues discussed were the Turkish Straits, Security Guards in US Ports, inappropriate use of the Worldscale Schedule, electronic version of the Worldscale Schedule, and the Worldscale Routeing Policy.... More


INTERTANKO speaks on the repercussions of the Prestige accident at the Seatrade conference in Dubai

Erik Ranheim outlined the consequences for the supply of tonnage to Europe of the phase-out schedule proposed by the European Commission, and showed graphs comparing the MARPOL, EU and OPA90 phase-out schedules for tankers 60-199,999 dwt.... More


Caspian and Black Sea Port, Shipping and Energy Transport Conference

Svein Ringbakken, INTERTANKO’s Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel, will speak about the need for a clear and stabile regulatory framework for the tanker industry at the Conference to be held on 27-28 February in Istanbul, Turkey.... More


Accelerated phasing-out scheme for single-hulled oil tankers (amendment of Regulation (EC) No 417/2002)

The EU Commission has produced a document that includes statistical data on available tanker capacity. The figures are the same as produced by INTERTANKO but include some comments and explanations. The document can be downloaded from INTERTANKO’s web site ... More



Seatrends, 31 January 2003 - INTERTANKO: Putting numbers on s/h phaseout Fairplay Daily News, 3 February 2003 - Audit targets Prestige failings Lloyd’s List, 4 February 2003 -  Intertanko bid to halt ‘potentially disastrous’ single-hull tanker rules El Mundo, 4 February 2003 - The Tanker's Shipowners Organization criticises the Government for taking the Prestige away from the shore Le Monde, 6...... More