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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

No. 50/2004

  • IBC Code Adoption
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  • Nigerian pirate attacks hit tankers
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  • 13 December, Round Table Christmas buffet lunch, London
  • 14 December, IACS Council and Industry joint meeting, London
  • 10-13 April 2005, Athens Tanker Event 2005
  • 20 April 2005, Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
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  • Bunker Alert Ref. 37/2004 - High sediments fuels in New York, USA
  • Bunker Alert Ref. 38/2004 - High sediments fuels in Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Bunker Quality Report
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    10.12.2004

    IMO takes first steps in developing Goal-Based Standards

    As previously reported, the International Maritime Organization ’s (IMO’s) Maritime Safety Committee’s 79 th session (MSC 79) has been addressing a new concept intended to bring the IMO into regulating the standards for the design and construction of new ships. The item is called “Goal-Based Ship Construction Standards” or more simply Goal-Based Standards (GBS). The work has been assigned to a...... More

    10.12.2004

    IMO releases Guidance on Ballast Water Exchange

    At this week’s Maritime Safety Committee meeting (MSC 79) at the IMO in London , a draft circular was approved providing precautionary advice to masters when undertaking ballast water exchange operations. This is in advance of the Guidelines which are being developed by the IMO to supplement the International Convention on Invasive Species in Ships’ Ballast Water. Because the Guidelines for...... More

    10.12.2004

    AIS data on the web a security risk

    Due to concerns expressed by members, INTERTANKO led the initiative with its Round Table partners ( ICS , BIMCO , INTERCARGO ) on the Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) issue, and coordinated a submission to MSC 79 ( click here to download a copy of MSC 79-5-10) voicing its serious concern at the creation of web site such as www.aislive.com . The submission generated a lot of support at the...... More

    10.12.2004

    MSC adopts IBC Code and consolidates list of products

    10.12.2004

    Submission of accident reports

    We refer to Weekly NEWS articles, in which we have outlined the work we are undertaking in connection with the recent spate of chemical accidents. This issue was further discussed at the IMO’s Marine Safety Committee meeting this week (MSC 79). France made a submission to IMO regarding the accident onboard the tanker M.V. "Chassiron". INTERTANKO led the initiative to establish a joint...... More

    10.12.2004

    Proposed anchorage area in the Malacca Straits

    As reported in INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS No. 29 of 16 July 2004 INTERTANKO, OCIMF ( Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum ) and SIGTTO Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ltd .) were advised by the IMO to write directly to the three littoral states ( Singapore , Indonesia and Malaysia ) and raise their concerns regarding the proposed anchorage in the Singapore Straits. T...... More

    10.12.2004

    Extension of pilotage to Torres Strait

    Australia and Papua New Guinea have proposed the extension of the current associated protective measure of pilotage within the Great Barrier Reef to include the Torres Strait (the current system of pilotage of the Great Barrier Reef is included in resolution MEPC.45(30)). INTERTANKO has raised its concerns at previous IMO sessions regarding the compulsory pilotage proposals for the Torres Strai...... More

    10.12.2004

    Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) adopted by IMO

    Following much detailed work undertaken over several years by INTERTANKO on Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), and in particular subsequent to our efforts towards the creation of a Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) and in ensuring a waiving of the VDR requirement for ships that were to be phased out under 13G, we are pleased to advise that the IMO has adopted the proposed changes to SOLAS 1974...... More

    10.12.2004

    Fires in Engine Rooms and Cargo Pumprooms

    The Maritime Safety Committee agreed to add a new work programme to its agenda dealing with Fires in Engine Rooms and Cargo Pumprooms, based upon a submission by the Republic of Korea MSC 79-20-3 ( click here to download a copy of the submission), and agreed to include this as a high priority item within the IMO Fire Protection Sub-Committee. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

    10.12.2004

    EMSA Panel discusses safety aspects of existing double hull tankers and measures to improve the quality of newbuildings

    The third meeting of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) on Double Hull Tankers was held in Brussels on 30 November 2004 to continue to address a list of items on safety aspects for double hull tankers in service as well as possible measures to improve the quality of newbuildings. In brief, the following items were discussed and agreed: Coating on cargo tanks (newbuildings) – The industr...... More

    10.12.2004

    Lessons learned from the Prestige examined at ITOPF seminar in Madrid

    The seminar on oil spill preparedness and compensation sponsored last week in Madrid by the International Tanker Operators Pollution Federation Ltd . (ITOPF) and INTERTANKO attracted more than 90 representatives from owners, oil companies, insurers, brokers, lawyers and other shipping-related associations. The first half, chaired by Helmut Sohmen, Chairman of World-Wide Shipping Group and of...... More

    10.12.2004

    Members’ assistance requested in a survey of users of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

    The Japan Association of Marine Safety (JAMS) has for many years invested in the safety of navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore by providing navigational aids to ships using this essential route between West and East. JAMS has approached INTERTANKO’s Singapore office and requested assistance with a survey that they wish to carry out on users of the Straits. Traffic in the Straits...... More

    10.12.2004

    Argentine SOPEP updates not being sent to IMO

    Although a regular update taken from the IMO website on SOPEP ( Shipboard Oil Pollution Plan ) contacts is required internationally, it appears, based on a recent incident, that the Argentinean authorities may not be informing the IMO of updates, but nevertheless are reprimanding masters for not having the latest contact points written into their SOPEP when arriving at Argentinean ports. In thi...... More

    10.12.2004

    Changes to mandatory ship reporting system – Great Barrier Reef

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a Notice reminding mariners of changes to the mandatory ship reporting system in the Torres Strait and the Inner Route of the Great Barrier Reef . The new reporting requirements, which came into effect on 1 December 2004 , are detailed in Marine Orders Part 56 .. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

    10.12.2004

    Lifeboat accident in Botany Bay – third officer severely injured

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released Marine Safety Investigation Report No. 198 concerning an accident on a tanker berthed in Botany Bay . The third officer was severely injured and three other crew members were slightly injured during a lifeboat drill when the suspension hooks opened prematurely. The lifeboat dropped 10 metres into the water. The ATSB concluded that the...... More

    10.12.2004

    INTERTANKO at Corbett & Holt/Gallagher Marine Systems Symposium, London

    The annual Maritime Symposium hosted in London this week by Corbett & Holt / Gallagher Marine Systems and Marispond Inc., had a broad-ranging agenda but maintained much of its focus on the core areas of Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) development, marine spill response and salvage developments in the U.S. This event continues to draw key shipping representatives from Europe as well as fro...... More

    10.12.2004

    POINTS OF VIEW

    10.12.2004

    Suezmax trades – 283 m dwt in 1H04 – Source Fearnleys

    There are many suezmax trades - the above graph shows the largest ones. The Intra North Sea trade of some 59 million deadweight (m dwt) (of which 8 m dwt was DB tankers) represented some 21% of the total market; the trade North Africa-Mediterranean of 24 m dwt and the trade Black Sea to Mediterranean of 22 m dwt both represented some 8% of the total market; the West Africa to North America trad...... More

    10.12.2004

    DIARY DATES

    10.12.2004

    BUNKER Alerts and Quality Report

    10.12.2004

    INTERTANKO in the News

    Lloyd’s List, 6 December 2004 - Polluting industry’s public image Lloyd’s List, 7 December 2004 - Mongolia register ‘seriously deficient’ Fairplay Daily, 7 December 2004 – Belize leaves list of shame Lloyd’s List, 9 December 2004 - Legal eagles await causes of Athos I oil spill Fairplay Weekly, 9 December 2004 – US river spill raises call for single-bottom ban Tradewinds, 10 December 2004 –...... More