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FSI12 at IMO, 15-19 March 2004, London

The 12th session of the Subcommittee on Flag State Implementation runs for five days. Key items on the agenda will be the model audit scheme and reception facilities.

EP hearing on Barents Sea oil, 16 March 2004, Brussels

The European Parliament’s hearing on oil exploration and transportation in the Barents Sea will take place on 16 March 2004. INTERTANKO’s deputy managing director Svein Ringbakken will be making a presentation addressing the issues from the tanker owners’ perspective.

Contact: Svein Ringbakken

ISU Associate and Members' Day, 17 March 2004, London

The International Salvage Union (ISU) is holding its first Open Day for Associate Members and Members on Wednesday, 17th March 2004 at the Institute of Directors in London. INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Dr Peter Swift, will give a paper entitled 'Tankers Performing'. Discussions will cover last December's LOF Working Party and Salvage Working Group meeting, Places of Refuge, IMO Conventions on Wreck Removal and HNS, the ISU's Annual Pollution Survey.

Contact: Peter Swift

INTERTANKO North American Panel meets 22 March 2004, Stamford CT, USA

The INTERTANKO North American Panel (NAP) will hold its 15th meeting on Monday, 22 March 2004 at the Westin Stamford Hotel in connection with the CMA Conference. Richard du Moulin will chair the Panel.

On this occasion there will be two sessions:

8.30 am10 a.m: - for members only. This session aims to analyse and review INTERTANKO’s priorities and work programme.

10 am – 2 pm: - open session for members and guests.

Click here for a list of agenda items for the open session .

Panel members/guests who have not yet registered their participation are reminded to contact: Donna Tang de Leon.

Int’l Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference, 22-24 March 2004, Singapore

This conference is being organised by the Maritime and Port Association of Singapore. One of the sessions will focus on the Prestige incident with the paper on the shipowners’ perspective being presented by our Executive Committee member, Joseph Kwok, CEO, American Eagle Tankers. Capt A.R. Sabnis, of TESMA Singapore will present a paper on “Ship vetting for pollution prevention - can it be better standardised?”. Other sessions will focus on media management in the event of a pollution incident and the recovery of heavy oil from the sea.

To register for this event please contact: or visit the website:

Contact: John Fawcett-Ellis

CMA's annual event 'Shipping 2004', 22-24 March 2004, Stamford

The Connecticut Maritime Association's annual gathering in Stamford, Connecticut, takes place Monday-Wednesday, 22-24 March 2004 at the Westin Hotel. 'Shipping 2004' will run over three days of plenary and breakout sessions culminating in the Commodore Gala Dinner. INTERTANKO Chairman Lars Carlsson will make the opening remarks for, and then moderate, the Tuesday morning session 'The Fundamental Issues of the Day - View from 35,000 feet'. INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr Peter Swift will give a paper on the Wednesday afternoon entitled 'Trade Associations and how they can represent their members with governments, extra-government organisations and enforcement agencies'.

Contact: Peter Swift

NationalMaritimeMuseum conference, 23-24 March 2004, Greenwich

INTERTANKO will attend and have a stand at a two-day international conference at the NationalMaritimeMuseum, Greenwich, 23-24 March 2004, which will deal with the human and technological dimensions of maritime disasters and safety at sea. International agencies, leading academics, regulatory authorities and ocean-user groups will examine the challenges facing the industry, the role of regulation and the opportunities to improve practices to save lives. The conference will focus on the search for best practice in areas ranging from research and design to navigation and search & rescue, including the role of training and education and in improving safety at sea.

Contact: Sally Woulfe  

ISTEC meeting, 26-27 March 2004, Dubai

The INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) will hold its 24th meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26-27 March 2004. Among the important issues on the agenda will be the election of a new ISTEC Chairman. Dr. Nikos Mikelis will chair the meeting even though he has completed his four-year term as chairman.

It is the intention to hold a joint session for ISTEC and the Intercargo Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (CASTEC). Click here  for a list of agenda items, including suggested common items for ISTEC/CASTEC.

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

INTERTANKO’s Dubai Tanker Event, 28-31 March 2004, Dubai

Preparations for this year’s tanker gathering continue to progress swiftly, promising an interesting and comprehensive programme for delegates and visitors with an impressive line-up of top speakers. (See article above for further details.)


INTERTANKO Executive Committee Meeting, Sunday 28 March 2004, Dubai

In conjunction with the Dubai Tanker Event 2004. Visit our web site for the programme and further information


INTERTANKO Council Meeting and AGM, 29-30 March 2004, Dubai

In conjunction with the Dubai Tanker Event 2004. Visit our web site for the programme and further information


 Media Awareness Course, Monday 29 March: 1400-1730 hrs, Dubai

Introduction by Capt. Peter Cooney.
This course gives participants an insight into the media world and its approach to shipping, together with a chance to develop their skills in initial media contact.

Price USD 575 per person

Places are limited so please book early via:

Contact: Clarice Tan

The Associate Members’ Committee meeting, 29 March 2004, Dubai

The AMC will conduct its bi-annual meeting on 29 March 2004 at 08.30 during the INTERTANKO Annual Meeting and Tanker Event.

The agenda is still under preparation but will feature such issues as compliance with the ISPS Code, extended guarantees for newbuildings, costs and consequences of the new automated manifest (AMS) reporting requirements at US ports, together with a review of the Committee’s Action Plan. The Committee will, as usual, perform screening of applications for associate membership and present its recommendations to the Council.

Focus will be placed on how the AMC’s work can be interfaced with other INTERTANKO committees and the Council and Executive Committee.

Contact:Gunnar A. Knudsen