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Saturday, October 20, 2018

No. 49/2004

  • 7 December, meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Subcommittee (Americas), Houston
  • 13 December, Round Table Christmas buffet lunch, London
  • 14 December, IACS Council and Round Table joint meeting, London
  • 20 April 2005, Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
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    Industry concern at accidents to chemical carriers

    In a letter sent this week to Koji Sekimizu, Director of the Maritime Safety Division of the International Maritime Organization ( click here to download) INTERTANKO drew attention to the industry’s concern at the series of accidents concerning chemical carriers. The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee has discussed these incidents in detail at its recent meetings and raised several concerns,...... More


    Ship Recycling Plan Circulated by IMO

    Following extensive work carried out during the last Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting in October this year, the IMO has now circulated the approved Ship Recycling Plan. The Ship Recycling Plan forms a crucial part of the IMO Guidelines on Ship Recycling, providing the grounding for the technical and operational aspects which the recycling facility will need to consider when...... More


    Brazil waives hard-copy SIRE reports for arriving ships

    As members will be aware, INTERTANKO has being working together with the Brazilian Maritime Authority and OCIMF for the last year to try and resolve the issue of Brazilian Harbour Masters requesting paper copies of the ships’ SIRE reports to be faxed in advance of arrival.  Our initial efforts resulted in the BMA discussing electronic access with the SIRE reports with OCIMF and the appropriate...... More


    Singapore Vetting Seminar – further presentation available

    Further to our article in last week’s Weekly NEWS one more presentation has now become available. Capt Tan Kim Liang, who is a Senior Marine Surveyor (Port State Control) and head of the Port State Control (PSC) Unit of the Ship Safety Department of Marine Port Authority in Singapore gave a very interesting update on PSC issues. This can now be viewed on the INTERTANKO web site Contact : Howard...... More



    Prestige inquiry asks who is in control of a ship during an emergency?... More


    Hot VLCC market

    The number of VLCC spot fixtures January to end November 2004 is already 11% above the level for the whole of 2003, which again was 17% above the low level in 2002.  Spot fixtures to both East and West will increase by more than 20% in 2004 compared to 2003. Such increases in demand easily take care of the fleet increase of some 25 VLCCs, or 6%, this year and go some of the way to explaining th...... More





    Bunker Alert – Update on polystyrene contamination in the ports of Zeebrugge, Flushing, Antwerp and Ghent... 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! PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER! Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide This publication is complementary to the successful INTERTANKO publication ‘A Guide to Tanker Charters’. The new Guide: Describes both law and practice regarding tanker...... More



    TradeWinds Weekly, 26 November 2004 - Surge in chem-tanker blasts in past year Lloyd’s List, 30 November 2004 - Talk of city’s demise is premature ... More