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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

No. 31/2004

  • 5-6 October INTERTANKO/Mare Forum Seminar on Maritime Transportation of Energy from Russia and Central Asia, St. Petersburg
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    Massachusetts unilateral pollution bill on the Governor’s desk

    As previously reported, as a result of the May 2003 oil spill in Buzzards Bay in the U.S. (an oil barge grounding spilled 55,000 gallons of fuel oil, polluting 93 miles of the Massachusetts coastline), the Massachusetts legislators have introduced new legislation, which was adopted last week by both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. The bill was now been submitted to the...... More


    USCG - Tank Level Pressure Monitoring regulations deemed discretionary – a victory for practice over theory.

    The United States Coast Guard Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2005 was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate days before a long summer recess. For those interested, a copy of the Act (99 pages) can be accessed at Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 . For INTERTANKO, the most important part of this Act is the language that makes the TLPM (Tank Level...... More


    USCG - mandatory ballast water management practices from 9/04

    In 69 Fed. Reg. 44952 of 28 July 2004 the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated its regulation establishing mandatory ballast water management practices for all vessels equipped with ballast water tanks bound for ports or places within the United States or entering U.S. waters. Basically, if a vessel has taken on ballast water in a location less than 200 miles from any shore other than the U.S. or...... More


    US ballast water regulations

    In Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 07-04 the USCG issued formalised guidelines this week regarding ballast water exchange which become effective on 13 August 2004 . 33 CFR Part 151 gives details of "Penalties for Non-Submission of Ballast Water Management Reports”. Based on the National Invasive Species Act enacted to prevent the introduction of foreign and dangerous marine species in...... More


    Pakistan - Port Qasim Authority bans ships over 20 years old as an alleged security risk

    We have just received notification today that following a port meeting on the 16 June 2004 , the Port of Qasim Authority (PQA) in Pakistan has decided not to accept vessels more than 20 years old for berthing at the port, with effect from 1 January 2005 . It is also stated that this matter is being referred to a higher governmental authority for final approval. The PQA states that it has taken...... More


    Means of Access – Revised standards may be applied from 1/1/2005

    As previously reported, the IMO's Marine Safety Committee (MSC) recently agreed on a set of amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/3-6 and to its Technical Provisions, which are expected to enter into force on 1 January 2006 . These amendments, required by the industry, provide a safer and a more practical approach to accessing spaces on oil tankers and bulk carriers. Since the IMO's strict time...... More


    Requirement to manifest vessel equipment and/or spare parts in Area Port of Seattle

    On 5 December 2003 , the Department of Homeland Security published rules, required by the Trade Act of 2002, which mandate the submission of advanced electronic data on all shipments entering and leaving the United States . This rule requires the electronic filing of the vessel cargo declaration in the Sea Automated Manifest System (Sea AMS). On 6 July 2004 the U.S. Customs & Border Protection...... More


    Hong Kong joins USCG QUALSHIP 21 scheme

    The Government of Hong Kong has issued a Press Release stating that it has joined the QUALSHIP 21 scheme administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Ships registered with Hong Kong and other QUALSHIP 21 flag administrations are examined at a lower frequency by the U.S. Coast Guard under the port state control programme because ships from these nations have been shown to have high standards.   Contact...... More


    UK MCA launches wind farm trial

    The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a Press Notice stating that it has begun a test to determine the possible effects of offshore wind farms on electronic navigation equipment, radios, and detection aids onboard vessels operating near the installations. These trials, which are being conducted off the north coast of Wales , will involve large merchant vessels, recreational...... More


    Carlton Moore appointed California OSR Administrator

    On 20 July 2004 , Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Carlton Moore, 57, oil spill response administrator for the Department of Fish and Game. He has been serving as interim oil spill response administrator for the department and previously served as Director of the Department of Boating and Waterways. This position requires Senate confirmation. Moore is a Republican.   Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More



    Alaska charges Greenpeace with environmental violations ... More


    Confusion over industry phase-out statistics

    Members may have noticed the wide variations in the estimates of tankers that have to be phased out by April 2005 according to MARPOL. We have noticed figures that range from as low as some 17m dwt to as high as 28 m. INTERTANKO is continuously updating its single hull tanker fleet database and its single-hull phase-out data, and these records show that some 22 m dwt has to be phased out by 200...... More





    Click here for Bunker Bulletin, Ref : 8/2004 of 23 July 2004 issued by DNV Petroleum Services- High abrasives fuels in Gladstone , Australia ... More



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    TradeWinds, 23 July 2004 - New IACS rules up steel weight Lloyd’s List, 23 July 2004 – Class societies in deadline debate Tankertrends, 23 July 2004 - Owners win time on tanker rules Lloyd’s List, 30 July 2004 - Intertanko updates vetting questionnaire Anderimar Shipping News,   30 July 2004 - Intertanko updates Questionnaire 88. TradeWinds, 30 July 2004 - Q04 hits the streets BBC World Busines...... More