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INTERTANKO North American Panel meets 23 October 2003 in Washington D.C.

The INTERTANKO North American Panel (NAP) will hold its 14th meeting on Thursday, 23 October 2003 at the offices of Troutman Sanders LLP, WashingtonDC.

Please click here to download a copy of the agenda items

Mr. Derek Solon and Mr. Klaus Fimmel from Poten & Partners Inc. will join the NAP to give presentations and answer questions about the outlook for the tanker market.

Committee members who have not yet registered their participation are reminded to contact: Donna Tang-de Leon


INTERTANKO to host Tanker Chartering Seminars in Singapore and Hong Kong, China – 3 & 5 November

Drawing on the strengths and expertise of its Documentary Committee, INTERTANKO will host two one-day international seminars on tanker chartering, on 3 November in Singapore and on 5 November in Hong Kong, China. The seminars will focus on: Shipowners’ Liabilities – the aftermath of “Erika” and “Prestige” and New Developments and Dangers in Tanker Chartering. They will be chaired by Mr John Lean of Botany Bay Parcel Tankers Pte Ltd, Chairman of INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee, with the following team of speakers: Prof. Martin Davies, TulaneMaritimeLawCenter; Mr John Fawcett-Ellis, INTERTANKO, Asia; Mr William Honan, Haight Gardner Holland & Knight; Mr Tean Lim, Rajah & Tann; and Mr Stephen Martin, The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association.

The seminar will include sessions on:

·         “What’s New in New York

·         “A very dynamic business” – A review of some recent changes in tanker chartering law and practice

·         The Erika – presentation of the video prepared by ITOPF and the Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd followed by “Oil pollution & compensation – initiatives for changing the present international regime”

·         “Well it wasn’t me” - Charterers’ liability for oil pollution

·         War risks and exclusions – vessel and port security initiatives, liability and clauses

·         Case studies based on recent English and American arbitration awards and court decisions

·         “INTERTANKO Chartering clauses – Don’t be a hostage to fortune”

The speakers are all experts in their respective fields and participants are assured of a seminar that both updates on the latest issues and provides practical guidance. To view the programmes and to register for these seminars please click on the links below:

Singapore Chartering Seminar – 3 November

Hong Kong Chartering Seminar – 5 November

Any enquiries should be addressed to: Ann Saether


Do you value your reputation? Sign up for the INTERTANKO Media Awareness Training in Athens 24 October

The ability to provide public information in the event of a pollution incident, in other words deal with the media, is a legal requirement under OPA 90. But, even more importantly, a company without a media response capability is a company without the power to protect its reputation. If your reputation is compromised it may be harder or even impossible to employ your ships on first class business.

In the event of TV cameras arriving at your office, will you be able to persuade the media that you are a responsible operator? For example, charterers no longer want to be left standing on the beach explaining why they, a big oil company with a big name, are associated with any accident or oil spill.

The inability to provide an effective media response may damage your business interests. Additionally, the image of the tanker sector has suffered for years as time and again some owners fail to provide an effective public explanation of their part in an accident. Nobody knows more about a ship involved in a casualty than the owner or manager. Yet consistently there is a failure to address communications issues head on. The head-in-the-sand technique does not work. The consequences are an industry repeatedly in the dock and under attack from regulators.

What can you do at a company level?

Firstly ensure that you are trained, that you understand what the issues are and how the media work as well as having an understanding of media response techniques.

This four-hour course is a vital introduction to the realities of media response in a changing world.

The course will be led by MTI Director, Nicholas Brown, Director of the communications, public relations and incident response specialist MTI.

Date:                  24 October 2003
Cost:                  USD 575 per person.

Venue:                Athens – location to be confirmed

Click here to find more information on the course contents and for registration.

Contact: Clarice Tan, telephone +47 22 12 26 64