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No. 37/2004

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10.09.2004

Update on Massachusetts oil spill response legislation

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and INTERTANKO have been active after the Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on 4 August 2004 signed into law the Oil Spill Response Bill with specific State requirements for ships carrying petroleum products in State waters (see Weekly NEWS No 31 and 32 ). AWO, INTERTANKO, and the U.S. Coast Guard previously advised Massachusetts officials that this...... More

10.09.2004

INTERTANKO opposes California new tug escort regulations

Although industry, the San Francisco Harbour Safety Committee and even the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) within the California Department of Fish and Game opposed it, Senate Bill 1480 requesting tug escorts in the San Francisco Bay for tankers carrying hazardous material (definition given in the Bill is ‘‘Hazardous material’’ includes, but is not limited to, anhydrous...... More

10.09.2004

IMO Representatives meet at INTERTANKO’s London office

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO hosted a successful reception for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Attaches’ Club (MAC) this week, welcoming over 30 permanent state representatives to the IMO. The Maritime Attaches’ Club is a London-based association which brings together all the permanent state representatives to IMO. The MAC members gathered at the London office of INTERTANK...... More

10.09.2004

OCIMF announces expansion to Ship Inspection Reporting (SIRE) programme

In a Press Release dated 3 September 2004 OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) announced that a two-year project to enhance and expand the OCIMF Ship Inspection Reporting (SIRE) programme has now come to fruition. The new system, to develop a barge inspection scheme, will be now be available for use throughout the world in ports and inland waterways by barges, tugs, vessels carrying...... More

10.09.2004

10th Session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 10)

INTERTANKO participated in the 10th Session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 10) at the IMO. INTERTANKO Chemicals Manager, Margaret Doyle , attended the meetings held in London from 29 August through 3 September 2004 . ESPH 10 was chaired by Mrs. Marja Tiemens-Idzinga from the Netherlands . The group included delegations from 11 countries ( Bahama...... More

10.09.2004

MARAD Revised Maritime Security Program (MSP) for US flag vessels

The U.S. Maritime Security Act of 1996 created the Maritime Security Program ( MSP) as a method of providing financial assistance to U.S.-flag vessel operators. Through the MSP, the government provides vessel operators with monthly payments (totalling $2.1 million annually) to offset the higher costs of operating a vessel under the U.S. flag. In return, vessel operators enrolled in the MSP...... More

10.09.2004

Importance of the correct use and installation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)

Charterers are now stressing the importance of the correct use and installation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) as part of the overall vessel safety system. This follows a recent incident in which the AIS was not checked and where the system was found to have been installed in such a manner as to exclude its use with other navigational equipment. Recent incidents have shown that AIS a...... More

10.09.2004

INTERTANKO follow-up on Argentine SOPEP Rules

As advised in Weekly NEWS No. 33 of 13 August 2004 , INTERTANKO has been attempting to open a dialogue with the Prefectura Naval Argentina in an effort to rationalise the recently enforced national requirements for Ship Board Oil Pollution Emergency Response Plans (SOPEP). In a fax sent to the Prefecture in August , INTERTANKO stressed the importance of maintaining the principle of internationa...... More

10.09.2004

IMO seeking information re false security alerts

The IMO has issued MSC Circ. 1109 requesting member governments and international organisations to submit information and data on false security alerts and distress/security double alerts involving ships subject to the SOLAS Convention requirement to install a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS). Members are encouraged to submit relevant experiences to the undersigned. Information received from...... More

10.09.2004

Students of the World Maritime University in Malmø visit Oslo

Some 40 students from the World Maritime University in Malmø visited Oslo this week and were given presentations on INTERTANKO and on the tanker market by Erik Ranheim and Jan Svenne of the Research and Statistics section. The University operates on the basis of a Charter adopted by IMO, and is accountable to IMO and to an international Board of Governors composed of representatives of some 50...... More

10.09.2004

Proper use of VHF channels at sea

On 9 September 2004 the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued Port Marine Circular No. 21 of 2004 advising Singapore ships and ships navigating in the Singapore Strait to exercise appropriate discipline when using VHF communications and to observe the IMO guidelines.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

10.09.2004

US Department of Justice warns shipowners of vigorous prosecution for vessel pollution crimes

In the wake of a string of court decisions against shipping companies for dumping oily waste into the water, the US authorities, led by Mr David Uhlmann, head of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with its 36 prosecutors and assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency, have stated that their goal is to take all necessary steps to ensure compliance with internation...... More

10.09.2004

POINTS OF VIEW

The effects of consolidation... More

10.09.2004

Europe increasing crude imports from the Former Soviet Union at the expense of Middle Eastern and African crudes

Based on figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA), Europe continues to increase crude oil imports from the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Since 1998 European crude oil imports from the FSU have doubled to 4.1 mbd in the first part of 2004. Over the same period imports from the Middle East have declined from 4.2 mbd in 1998 to 2.7 mbd in 2004, imports from Africa have declined from 3.7 mbd...... More

10.09.2004

Slowdown in oil demand in 2005, steady OPEC production- IEA

The September IEA oil market report projects a slowdown in the increase in demand for oil from +2.52 mbd in 2004 to +1.77 mbd in 2005, at the same time as the call on OPEC oil is also assumed to level out at 27.6 mbd. The Former Soviet Union is projected to increase production by 0.6 mbd and Latin America as well as Africa are both projected to increase production by 0.4 mbd. Middle East oil...... More

10.09.2004

DIARY

13 September, Insurance Committee meeting, London INTERTANKO’s Insurance Committee will meet from 1000 to 1530 on 13 September at the Association’s London office. Contact : John Fawcett-Ellis 15-16 September, International Maritime Purchasing Association (IMPA) Conference, London Dr. Peter M. Swift will be speaking at this year’s IMPA Conference alongside Christopher Chope, UK Shadow Minister f...... More

10.09.2004

BUNKER QUALITY REPORT

Click here for DNV Petroleum Services Bunker Quality Report issued 2 September 2004 ... More

10.09.2004

BUNKER ALERT

Click here for Bunker Alert, Ref. 27/2004 of 6 Sep 2004 from DNV Petroleum Services - high water fuels in St. Petersburg , Russia ... More

10.09.2004

INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

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! A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation) INTERTANKO's Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) has developed a Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Boo...... More

10.09.2004

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

The Maritime Advocate online, 7 September 2004 - Recording angel Lloyd’s List, 10 September 2004 – Marine insurers must set sail on a course towards lasting profitability TradeWinds, 10 September 2004 - Unionssay ISPS is unsafe ... More