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No. 39/2004

  • 28 September, IT Committee meeting, London
  • 29-30 September, European Reference Group meeting, Brussels
  • 29-30 September, USCG Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its subcommittees, Washington D.C.
  • 4 October, Chemical Tankers Committee (CTC) and Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) (CTSCA) extraordinary joint meeting, London
  • 5-6 October, INTERTANKO/Mare Forum Seminar on Maritime Transportation of Energy from Russia and Central Asia, St. Petersburg
  • 7 October 2004, Short Sea Tanker Group Meeting, St. Petersburg
  • 12 October, Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 25-26 October, Round Table of international shipping associations Dinner and Forum, London
  • 26 October, Bunker Sub-committee meeting. London
  • 26-28 October, Executive Committee and Council meetings, Amsterdam
  • 28 October, Communications and PR Committee Meeting/Working Dinner, Amsterdam
  • 29 October, Mare Forum Ship Finance 2004 in Amsterdam
  • 1 November, Tanker Chartering Seminar, Vancouver
  • 3 November, Tanker Chartering Seminar, Houston
  • 3 November, INTERTANKO International Chartering Forum, Houston
  • 4-5 November, ASBA Annual Cargo Conference, Miami Beach, Florida.
  • 10 November, Asian Regional Panel meeting, Tokyo
  • 10 November, INTERTANKO Tanker Seminar, Tokyo
  • 16 November, INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 17 November, Vetting Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 17 November, Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 1-2 December, INTERTANKO Iberian Peninsular Seminar, Madrid
  • 2 December, ITOPF International Seminar in association with INTERTANKO, Madrid
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    California Governor Schwarzenegger vetos Tug Escorts Rule

    The California Governor has announced his veto of the new rule for escort tugs, known as the Senate Bill (SB) 1480, which action terminates this bill. A number of shipowners’ associations, including INTERTANKO, had sent letters to Governor Schwarzenegger urging him to veto the rule. Schwarzenegger’s veto message is clear and uncompromising: "To the Members of the California State Senate: I am...... More


    Hellenic Forum in Athens focuses on the U.S. angle on maritime security and on rapid response to current issues

    INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum met this week in Athens under the Chairmanship of Nicholas G. Fistes, with over 60 Forum members present. Fistes steered the Forum through an agenda which focused on some of the key issues currently affecting INTERTANKO’s members, including maritime security. As a guest of the Forum, Joseph A. Angelo, Director for Standards in the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Marine...... More


    Environmental Committee agenda in Greece stretches from ship recycling and ballast water management to environmental sustainability

    INTERTANKO’s Environmental Committee met earlier this week in Athens for its 19 th meeting, kindly hosted by Avin International S.A. An extensive agenda of issues ranged from the more commonly-discussed matters of ship recycling and ballast water to some of the newer environmental issues such as sustainable development and marine noise pollution. Bjorn Sodahl (Concordia Maritime AG) was nominat...... More


    Ports, shipping and regulatory bodies work together towards solution for ballast reception facilities

    This week saw a successful third meeting of the Port Reception Facilities Forum, with a strong presence of port, shipping and regulatory bodies gathered to continue work in finding a solution to the ballast reception facility problem. Held at INTERTANKO’s office in London , the Forum set about designating work items from the action list of problems identified at its last meeting. This work...... More


    US Coast Guard plans oil spill response for 2005 - 2007

    The US Coast Guard has published a notice announcing the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) triennial cycle, 2005 through 2007. It requests comments from the public and requests industry participants to volunteer for scheduled PREP Area exercises. The PREP schedule for calendar years 2005, 2006, and 2007 for Government-led and Industry-led Area exercises is available here If a...... More


    Australian enactment of MARPOL Annex VI will be after international entry into force

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a Notice stating that domestic legislation to enforce the new MARPOL Annex VI (regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships) is expected to be passed sometime in 2005, after the international entry into force 19 May 2005 . When the legislation is enacted, AMSA will announce when this Annex will enter into force for Australia ,...... More


    MPA keeps Singapore bunkering industry prepared for latest international standards, and allows single hulls to operate up to 25 years or 2015

    In his opening address at the Singapore International Bunkering Conference (SIBCON) this week, Mr Yeo Cheow Tong, Minister for Transport announced  MPA’s bunkering plans to implement several new initiatives to upgrade the bunkering industry and enhance its services in port. He highlighted that the schemes and programmes were guided by three key underlying principles: adherence to international...... More


    Round Table submission to IMO raising concern at public use of AIS information

    The Round Table of international shipping associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO) has made a submission to the IMO expressing concern that ship-originated AIS (Automatic Identification System) information covering certain areas of the world is now freely and publicly available on the world wide web. Click here to download the full submission. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    Importance of the correct use and installation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) - (addition to earlier article)

    Further to our article (in WN 37/04) on AIS issues, we have received correspondence from STATOIL on the article and wish to issue an addition to the final paragraph of our earlier article, which is repeated here in full. Charterers are stressing the importance of the correct use and installation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) as part of the overall vessel safety system. This follows ...... More


    Swift prosecution for false entries in the ship’s Oil Record Book warns US Department of Justice

    In the second case this summer where individuals have been prosecuted in the US District of Maine for lying about vessel pollution discharges, two chief engineers have pleaded guilty in the Federal Court for their role in concealing the overboard dumping of waste oil and for using false log books designed to deceive the US Coast Guard. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated that the...... More


    Phase out confusion continues in marketplace over 2010 or 2015 drop-dead date for single hulls

    In the last weekly we announced that new information showed that there were only a handful of pre-MARPOL non-SBT tankers left above 70,000 dwt.  We asked readers to check their ships according to an attached list of SH tankers above 70,000 dwt, and we received only one comment on a sale and name change. The reason why we keep on repeating this story, is that there has been great confusion in th...... More


    71% five year increase in double hull tankers calling in the U.S.

    According to U.S. MARAD, from 1999 to 2003, tanker calls at U.S. ports increased by 7%. Over the same five-year period, calls by foreign-flag tankers engaged in U.S. import trades increased by 12%, reflecting the substitution of imports for domestic oil as domestic crude production fell and crude imports increased (Tables S-1 – S-3). Over this period, petroleum imports increased by 13% (5 billi...... More





    Click here     to view the Bunker Alert ref 28/2004 of 15 September 2004 from DNV Petroleum Services – high density fuels in Rotterdam , Netherlands ... More



    Click here for DNV Petroleum Services Bunker Quality Report issued 16 September 2004 ... 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 PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER – Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ This publication is complementary to the successful INTERTANKO publication ‘A Guide t...... More



    TradeWinds, 24 September – Ships to sound sirens in protest TradeWinds, 24 September – Website dedicated to Shipping Singapore Shipping Times, 23 September 2004 - finally arrives   Lloyd’s List, 22 September 2004 - Are our transparency ambitions giving terrorists an easy ride? Lloyd’s List, 22 September 2004  - Shipping comes out of the closet – and not a moment too soon ... More