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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 17/2004




Only one more country needed for Annex VI to enter into force.

On 5 April 2004 Barbados became a contracting state to MARPOL’s Annex VI on the prevention of air emissions from ships. This brings the total number of contracting states to 14, and the entry into force requirement is 15. The requirement regarding tonnage has already been met. Annex VI will enter into force 12 months after the instrument has been ratified by 15 parties to MARPOL which control a...... More


Breaking the ice on ice-class tankers

A two-hour seminar hosted by Lloyd’s Register (LR) in London last week focused on the increase in interest and demand for ice-class tankers. Covering aspects relating to the market drivers in this trend, but detailing the overriding technical issues now arising, Niels Overgaard and Rob Tustin gave the view of the classification societies. Noting that the Former Soviet Union (FSU) is now...... More


U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy Report

On 20 April 2004 , the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (“Commission”) released its Preliminary Draft of the Final Report (“Report”), with the Commissions’ preliminary findings and recommendations for a new, coordinated, and comprehensive national ocean policy, as mandated by the Oceans Act of 2000.  Comments on the Report should be submitted to the Commission by 21 May 2004 .  The Report...... More


Singapore qualifies for Qualship 21

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued Shipping Circular No. 10 of 2004 stating that Singapore has met the flag state qualifying criteria of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Qualship 21 program. This designation will assist quality ships registered in Singapore through reducing the frequency of examination by the U.S. Coast Guard during future port calls. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More



NMLA lecture on EU shipping and environmental legislation, 26 April 2004, Oslo Norwegian Maritime Law Association Lecture by Henrik Ringbom on international law aspects of EU shipping and environmental legislation. Ringbom, well known from his time at DG TREN (EU Commission, Brussels ) is currently researching for his Doctor of Law degree at the Nordic Maritime Law Faculty, Oslo University . 26...... More


OPEC and the tanker market

  Tanker demand in the last year has been strong. Middle East oil production in March was the highest since 2000 and the total number of VLCC fixtures in the 1 st quarter of 2004 from all areas was also the same as in 2000, when it reached a record level of an average of 142 per month. However, the number of spot fixtures from the persian Gulf had an all time record in January of 146, according...... More



3 easy ways to order: Download an order form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail Order directly from our online bookshop J U S T   P U B L I S H E D! Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation) The US Coast Guard established in October 2001 the Oily Water Separation Systems Task Force to examine a wide range of issues relating to machinery and...... More


INTERTANKO in the News

TANKER trends , 16 April 2004 - MEPC pushes ahead (Annex II) TANKER trends , 16 April 2004 - Worldwatch (inadequate port reception for oily ballast) TANKER trends , 16 April 2004 - The Back Page – Chemcrawl (revision of Annex II) Lloyd’s List, 19 April 2004 - Crew detentions pour fuel on legal fires Lloyd’s List, 20 April 2004 – Lloyd’s List, 20 April 2004 – Lloyd’s List, 22...... More