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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 25/2004




European Commission Directive 2004/4/EC on previous cargoes - assistance required

When the European Commission introduced Directive 2004/4/EC of 15 January 2004 , a statement was included in the 'Whereas:' preamble that certain substances continued to be considered as 'provisionally acceptable': (5) In the case of iso-decanol, iso-nonanol, iso-octanol, montan wax, paraffin wax and white mineral oils the information available was inadequate to carry out a complete valuation....... More


Tanker pump room bottom protection and access to shore-based computer programmes for salvage operations

As previously reported in our article in Weekly NEWS No. 3 of 16 January 2004, the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at its 51st Session (MEPC 51) in March 2004 approved the proposed new regulation 13I (Pump room bottom protection) and amendments to regulation 26 (Shipboard oil pollution emergency plan) of MARPOL Annex I, with a view to adoption at MEPC 52 (October 2004). The I...... More


Massachusetts legislation – USCG urges cooperation

In the aftermath of the public hearing held by the Massachusetts Legislature in Boston, to which INTERTANKO/AWO delivered a joint testimony (see article in Weekly NEWS No. 22 of 28 May 2004), the U.S. Coast Guard formally asserted jurisdiction over significant aspects of the proposed State action. ( Click here to download a copy of the proposed Bill HR 4724.) 1. US Coast Guard Assessment In a...... More


USCG to impose fines for failure to submit mandatory ballast water reports

This week the United States Coast Guard (USCG) announced the final rulemaking regarding mandatory ballast water reporting, introducing fines of up to USD 27,500 for ships failing to submit a ballast water reporting form. Effective from 13 August 2004 , the reporting regulations apply to all vessels with ballast tanks entering US waters. Although mandatory reporting has been in effect since 1999...... More


Hearing on implementation of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on Implementation of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA). The Subcommittee also received testimony on the Port Security Improvements Act of 2003 (H.R. 2193) and the United States Seaport Multiyear Security Enhancement Act (H.R. 3712)....... More


Rescue those in distress now that disembarkation guidelines adopted

The shipping industry has been asked for its full cooperation in looking out for people in distress on small vessels, and rescuing them without regard for origin, profession or reason for being in trouble. Turning a blind eye to people in distress for commercial reasons is ethically intolerable, said Dr. Matthias Reith of Hamburg-based Orion Schiffahrts in his paper at the Policy Forum meeting ...... More


Consultant required to write U.S. tug escort study

The Department of Ecology Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program in the U.S. has advised that its Tug Escort Study is formally out to bid today. Click here for the Request For Proposals (RFP). This is a technical study which it is being conducted at the request of the 2003 Washington State Legislature.  Senate Bill 6072 directed the Department of Ecology to complete "an evaluation...... More


Job opportunities in INTERTANKO

1. Deputy Manager (Marine and Technical) INTERTANKO is seeking a Deputy Manager (Marine and Technical), to be based in London , to assist the Marine & Chemical Director and the Technical Director. The employment may take the form of a permanent position. Alternatively INTERTANKO would also consider suitable candidates on secondment from INTERTANKO members' staff for a minimum period of 2 years....... More


Minutes of Chemical Tanker Committee meeting #22 now available

The Minutes of the last Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) meeting on 12 May 2004 in London have now been approved by the Committee. Click here to download a copy. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


New OCIMF tanker management publication

We have been notified by OCIMF that the 1st edition of the "Tanker management and self assessment "A Best Practice guide for ship operators" is available via their publishers priced £35 per copy. OCIMF advises that this new system will provide the means by which ship assessments can be made more qualitatively, firstly by the operator undertaking his own internal self assessmen...... More



Where is the political recognition and support for shipping?... More


Strong but turbulent energy market in 2003 – BP

2003 saw strong growth both in demand for oil and oil production - and the highest oil prices in 20 years, according to latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy presented in Oslo by the head of BP’s statistical section, Mr. Michael Smith. Oil prices in 2003 were the highest for 20 years despite world oil production increasing by 3.8% (most oil production growth in 2003 came from OPEC and th...... More



22-23 June - Platts Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference, New Orleans The conference will take place in the Hotel Monaco in New Orleans . INTERTANKO’s Technical and Engineering Director Dragos Rauta will make a presentation and will be on the panel for the session entitled Assessing the Environmental and Regulatory outlook for the bunker and residual markets . For conference details click here 2...... 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     NEW - JUST PUBLISHED MAY 2004! A Guide for correct entries in the 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 o...... More



TradeWinds, 15 June 2004 - Otto on top at Stolt Lloyd’s List, 16 June 2004 - Shipping shares? Surely not ... More