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No. 01/2005

  • 19 January 2005 - FOSFA/INTERTANKO working group meeting, London
  • 4-5 February 2005 - ISTEC meeting, London.
  • 21 March 2005 - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT, U.S.
  • 7 April 2005 - Vetting half-day seminar, Athens
  • 8 April 2005 - Vetting Committee meeting, Athens
  • 10-13 April 2005 - Athens Tanker Event 2005
  • 20 April 2005 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 28 April 2005 – Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 5 May 2005 – Worldscale Committee meeting, London
  • ... More
  • Bunker Alert Ref: 38/2004 – High Density Fuels in Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Bunker Alert Ref: 40/2004 – High ash fuels in Piraeus
  • Bunker Alert Ref: 41/2004 – High density fuels in Singapore
  • Bunker Bulletin Ref: 13/2004 – High water fuels in Santos, Brazil
  • Bunker Bulletin Ref: 14/2004 – High sodium fuels in Singapore
  • Bunker Bulletin Ref 15/2004 - High sulphur fuels in Leghorn, Italy
  • Bunker Quality Report issued on 23 December 2004
  • Bunker Quality Report issued on 30 December 2004
  • Bunker Quality Report issued 6 January 2005
  • ... More

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    07.01.2005

    New Year’s Greetings to all! INTERTANKO welcomes Joe Angelo, formerly of the USCG

    Happy New Year! Best wishes to all our readers for a peaceful and prosperous New Year. The INTERTANKO team remains at your service – with one significant addition. Former United States Coast Guard Director of Standards for Marine Safety Joe Angelo joins INTERTANKO as its representative in North America effective Monday, 10 January, 2005 . He will be based in Washington DC , as Director – Americ...... More

    07.01.2005

    Data missing from IBC Code required by 31 December 2005

    As reported in INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS No. 50 of 10 December 2004 the International Bulk Chemical (IBC) Code was adopted at the IMO by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). A joint MSC Circ. 1128/MEPC Circ. 423 has also been produced containing a list of products that have been omitted from either Chapter 17 or 18 of the IBC Code due to the lack of essential data (safety, pollution or both) in...... More

    07.01.2005

    USCG reminder about AIS for ships, despite lack of US shore stations

    The U.S. Coast Guard has reminded us that the requirements for installation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) came into force on 31 December 2004 as per SOLAS regulation 19 and U.S. regulation 33 CFR 164.46. Vessels not in compliance will be granted a short period of time to come into compliance prior to any penalty action. Those vessels which have not already had AIS installed are...... More

    07.01.2005

    Brazilian Maritime Authority encouraged to access CDI database

    Further to our recent advice regarding the positive response received from the Brazilian Maritime Authority (BMA) regarding access to and utilisation of SIRE reports in Brazil using electronic methods, we have now received advice from the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) that although the “Port State Control Agreement” between CDI and the Director’s Office Ports & Coasts Brazil was signed...... More

    07.01.2005

    Australia seeks to increase penalties for failure to assist vessels in distress

    The existing penalties under the provisions of the Navigation Act 1912, which deals with rendering of assistance to vessels in distress and the prevention of collisions, may be amended under a Bill currently before the House of Representatives in Australia . The Bill seeks to revise the penalties applicable to the failure to render assistance in a collision or to ships or aircraft in distress. ...... More

    07.01.2005

    Interim VIQs/ROVIQs to be issued to SIRE programme participants

    As some of you may know, delays in the publication of the new 5th Edition of ISGOTT (International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals) have resulted in an associated delay in the release of the new SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) which has been ready for publication for some time. As the ISGOTT delays have not yet been resolved, the General Purpose Committee of Oil Companies’...... More

    07.01.2005

    PCSOPEP to be submitted 96 hours in advance of Panama Canal transit

    On 29 December 2004 the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a new Advisory ADV60-2004 regarding the implementation of the PCSOPEP (Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Plan), which became effective on 1 January 2005 . The Advisory is to remind users that all vessels carrying 400 tonnes or more of hydrocarbons, either as fuel or cargo, are required to submit their PCSOPEP plan at least 96 hours ...... More

    07.01.2005

    Two IMO amendments entered into force on 1 January 2005

    The IMO has issued a News Release reminding the maritime community that amendments to two international regulations enter into force on 1 January 2005 . The two amendments concern Annex B to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol and the Guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys of bulk carriers and oil tankers.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

    07.01.2005

    Bosporus – compulsory escort tugs escort for tankers over 250 metres

    According to information received from our members, it seems that as of 1 January 2005 , the Turkish authorities would make escort tugs compulsory for each passage through the Bosporus at a cost of USD 4,000 for tankers LOA over 250 metres. Concern over the increased fees has been expressed by a number of member companies. INTERTANKO has previously been in a dialogue with the Turkish authoritie...... More

    07.01.2005

    South East Asia post-tsunami water depths

    One of the unseen consequences of the recent earthquake off the western tip of Sumatra and the resultant tidal waves MAY be a change of water depth as a result of sand waves created by the tsunami, particularly in the Malacca Straits, warns the Marshall Islands Registry. It urges all ship owners to observe any depths that may have changed and to make the appropriate reports for the benefit of t...... More

    07.01.2005

    Implementation of amendment to Singapore Straits traffic separation scheme postponed

    In our article in INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS No 50 of 10 December 2004 regarding the proposed anchorage in the Singapore Straits, we advised members that a revised addendum to COLREG.2/Circ 54 would be circulated. COLREG.2/Circ.54-Add.2 has now been issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) confirming that the amendment to the traffic separation scheme (TSS) “In the Singapore Strait”...... More

    07.01.2005

    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 Strai...... More

    07.01.2005

    Early implementation of amendment to SOLAS Regulation III regarding launching of lifeboats

    As advised in our article in Weekly NEWS No. 43 of 22 October 2004 regarding measures to prevent lifeboat accidents, and in particular to reduce personal injuries resulting from such accidents, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 78) adopted an amendment to SOLAS regulation III/19.3.3.3 removing the requirement for members of the assigned operating crew to be on board lifeboats during...... More

    07.01.2005

    Q88.com service - an Internet-based tanker questionnaire generator

    Members are reminded of the additional service provided by INTERTANKO in conjunction with Q88.com. As previously advised, the Q88.com vessel questionnaire service is integrated into INTERTANKO's range of services to members and will be available to all INTERTANKO members and associate members at a 10% discount on the standard price of the services provided by Q88.com, with a 50% discount on the...... More

    07.01.2005

    INTERTANKO promotes stronger relationship with the Mediterranean MoU

    In view of the enhanced standing of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) within the shipping community, INTERTANKO would like to forge a stronger relationship and increase cooperation with this MoU. To this end it has written a letter to the Malta Maritime Authority ( click here to download) expressing this wish and offering to attend the forthcoming meeting of the Mediterranean...... More

    07.01.2005

    Costs bench marking

    The INTERTANKO office has been encouraged by members to set up a bench marking project. We therefore invite members to join this project. The project will be based on a pool concept where only the contributors will receive reports. The information provided to the INTERTANKO office will be treated in confidence and only aggregate reports, tables and graphs will be published in the report to the...... More

    07.01.2005

    Chemical Tanker Committee meeting # 23 Minutes available

    The minutes of the last Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) meeting #23 have now been approved by the CTC and are available on the members area of our web site. Click here to download. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

    07.01.2005

    Environmental Response to Oil Spills - 2005 courses in San Diego and San Francisco

    The California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are co-sponsoring the first semi-annual Environmental Response to Oil Spills (EROS) course. The course will be presented in San Diego , CA on March 8-11, 2005 . There are no registration fees for this interactive course, which aims to provide information on the effec...... More

    07.01.2005

    POINTS OF VIEW

    Tsunami Maritime Relief Fund... More

    07.01.2005

    Review of 2004/projections for 2005

    No doubt 2004 will stand out in the history of shipping as a highly profitable year, with the oil price, freight rates and ship values surging to record levels due to the highest oil demand growth since the 1970s. The demand growth in 2004 was estimated at 2.6 mbd, the highest since 1976 when demand growth was 3.3 mbd. There was increased oil demand from a number of regions in 2004 such as Euro...... More

    07.01.2005

    DIARY

    07.01.2005

    BUNKERS

    07.01.2005

    Singapore - Reminder on quality bunker standard

    On 21 December 2004 the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued Port Marine Circular No. 26 of 2004 reminding the maritime community that the MPA strictly enforces the Singapore Code of Practice for Bunkering.  Bunker suppliers are require to comply with the ISO 8217 marine fuel standard and the fuel they deliver should not include any added substance or chemical waste which could...... More

    07.01.2005

    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! 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

    07.01.2005

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Lloyd’s List, 17 December 2004 - Owners pay way on compensation Lloyd’s List, 20 December 2004 - Major players join debate at 50th meeting of IACS Lloyd’s List, 5 January 2005 - Intertanko recruits safety guru Angelo Lloyd’s List, 6 January 2005 – Have we learnt the lessons of the Prestige? TradeWinds, 6 January 2005 – Intertanko taps USCG man Lloyd’s List, 7 January 2005 – South Korean registe...... More