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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No. 22/2003




Spain forces tankers outside the Spanish 200 nautical mile EEZ in violation of international public law

While understanding the concerns of coastal states such as Spain, and France which has also imposed restrictions on certain tankers operating outside French territorial waters, INTERTANKO rejects the claims that coastal states have the right to issue blanket exclusions of ships’ navigation on the high seas, not to mention enforcing such exclusions beyond territorial waters.... More


INTERTANKO attends MSC 77 at IMO

A strong delegation from INTERTANKO is attending the 77th session and among the many subjects being discussed of particular importance to our membership are maritime security, flag state audits, newbuilding standards, places of refuge, transits of the Turkish Straits, piracy, IMO strategic plan, IMO model audit and the IMO sub-committee reports including BLG reports and the work programme with Marpol Annex 11.... More


Paris MOU widens its scope

Meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia last week, the Paris MoU Committee discussed i.a. maritime security, expanded inspections, new membership and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. ... More


Paris MOU publishes its 2002 interim report and Black-Grey-White list

The Paris MoU has now issued its 2002 interim report and Black-Grey-White list indicating the total number of inspections and deficiencies recorded for vessels of the various Flag States.... More


Tokyo MoU reached an inspection rate of 78% in 2002

According to the Annual Report of the Tokyo MoU on Port State Control, 19,588 inspections were carried out on ships registered in 93 countries, during which 13,760 ships were found with no deficiencies.... More


Informal Transport Council seeks ways to improve the image of shipping and seafaring

The Ministers approved a working document prepared by the Greek Presidency that called for improvements in the EU fleet’s competitiveness and its ability to attract quality vessels to community registers and young people to work at sea.... More


Singapore Accreditation Scheme for Bunker Suppliers

As from 1 June 2003, MPA will implement an accreditation scheme with the phase-in of two years during which all bunker suppliers have to attain the accreditation qualifications. ... More


SARS - laytime considerations

The general position under English law is that the actual obtaining of free pratique is not a requirement before a ship may be considered ready. If, however, the obtaining of free pratique is not a mere formality then a valid NOR will not be able to be given until clearance from the relevant authority has been obtained... More


Richard du Moulin breaks Hong Kong to New York passage record

Although 154 years of technological development separated these two vessels, Richard du Moulin said that they struggled to keep pace with the ghost of the 192-foot clipper ship, as they trailed her several times in the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. ... More



Dow Jones, 30 May 2003 - Singapore bunkers : Singapore Bunker Industry Hopes For Greater Transparency Lloyd’s List, 30 May 2003   -  Du Moulin sets record Lloyd’s List, 28 May 2003 - IMO juggles demands for ship safety and security Lloyd’s List, 27 May 2003 - Higher focus on safety increases demand for LR service Lloyd’s List, 23 May 2003 - Emission group proves catalyst ... More