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No. 09/2005

  • 10 March 2005 - Emergency Response Training Course, 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
  • 9-10 April 2005 – Executive Committee meeting, Athens
  • 11-12 April 2005 – Council meeting, Athens
  • 10-13 April 2005 - Athens Tanker Event 2005
  • 10 April 2005 – Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, Athens
  • 13 April 2005 - Documentary Committee meeting, Athens
  • 14 April 2005 - International Chartering Forum, Athens
  • 20 April 2005 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 28 April 2005 – Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 20 May 2005 – Worldscale Committee meeting, London
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    Canadian Senate Bill criminalises accidental or non-intentional pollution

    A letter expressing INTERTANKO’s concern over two acts currently being considered by Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has been sent by INTERTANKO Chairman, Stephen Van Dyck to the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Tommy Banks. The two acts are Senate Bill C-15, an act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act (1994) and the Canadian...... More


    INTERTANKO’s Chairman visits China

    The Association’s Chairman Stephen Van Dyck, Managing Director Peter Swift and General Counsel/Asian Regional Manager John Fawcett-Ellis received a warm reception this week from China’s Government and key shipping companies and organisations, and were honoured to attend a dinner hosted by the President of China Classification Society (CCS) Li Kejun.   High level meetings were held in Beijing wi...... More


    INTERTANKO and industry alliance petition to join USCG complaint against Massachusetts Oil Spill Act

    INTERTANKO has allied itself with American Waterways Operators, Chamber of Shipping of America and BIMCO to petition to join the U.S. Government Complaint against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts .   The industry alliance sees the State Oil Spill Act as a threat to safety and to environmental protection.    The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO); the American...... More


    IMO’s DE 48 addresses Guidelines on On-board Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and IACS UIs for the Annex VI Regulations and its NOx technical Code

    At last week’s meeting of the IMO Design and Equipment Sub-committee (DE 48) two key issues were addressed relating to the forthcoming enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI ( Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships ).   Guidelines on On-board Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems : The guidelines for the design and operation of acceptable on-board exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) wer...... More


    Follow-up report from DE 48 - lifeboat accidents

    Various issues pertaining to lifeboat accidents were submitted to last week’s session of the IMO Sub-committee on Design and Equipment (DE48). These were discussed within the IMO working group and the plenary session but have now been passed onto a correspondence group that will continue to work on the points raised and subsequently report back to DE 49, which is tentatively scheduled for 20-24...... More


    INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum invites nominations for the Captain Erric Kertsikoff INTERTANKO Award

    INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum met this week in Athens for the first of its biannual meetings for 2005.   Transits through the Bosporus continue to be an important issue for the Forum. To this end, the Forum received an open and transparent presentation from Captain Cehreli of the Turkish Straits Vessel Traffic Service. While some members of the Forum felt that there were still some outstanding...... More


    INTERTANKO’s Asian Regional Panel meets in Hong Kong

    On 24 February the Chairman hosted a dinner for members and guests at the Hong Kong Club.   INTERTANKO’s Asian Regional Panel met last week in Hong Kong under the chairmanship of Dr JH Lee, SK Shipping. The Panel is an important forum for members to meet and exchange views on key issues facing the industry. The Association’s Chairman emphasised the importance of the Asian region to the...... More


    INTERTANKO covers environmental issues at Monaco Propeller Club

    INTERTANKO gave a presentation this week to the Monaco Propeller Club about some of the key environmental issues affecting the shipping industry now and in the future.    Regional Manager for Monaco, Tim Wilkins , also manages INTERTANKO’s environmental issues, and was therefore well-placed to provide the Propeller Club with an update on the pending international (MARPOL Annex VI) and European...... More


    Compliance with Annex VI for all ship operators – deadline of 19 May 2005 only 2 months and 15 days away

    When MARPOL Annex VI ( Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships ) enters into force on 19 May 2005 , all fuels sold to ships need to be in full compliance. However, only in Singapore have clear, compliant guidelines and procedures for bunkering transfers been developed. But even if the ports do not have the relevant procedures in place, all ship operators will be expected to...... More


    Change of Norsk Hydro Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) requirements

    Norsk Hydro has contacted INTERTANKO and requested that the following information be circulated:   The following statement will enter into force from the 1 May 2005 :   In addition to the present Norsk Hydro CAP requirement for tankers =>3000 DWT >20 years of age (OBO's >15 years of age) Norsk Hydro has decided to require CAP for hull for crude, product and chemical tankers =>20000 DWT from 15...... More


    USCG-CBP Memorandum of Agreement on the securing of ‘high-risk’ crewmembers

    The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and developed standard operating procedures regarding detention of certain high-risk crewmembers.    When the CBP determines that a foreign crewmember is to be considered high risk, the Coast Guard assists in ensuring that the master of the vessel has provided effective...... More


    Safety Alert – loosening of rescue boat lifting frame bolts

    On 25 February 2005 the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert stating that the lifting frame of a rigid hull inflatable (RHI) rescue boat had separated from the brackets that attached it to the deck of a vessel. Investigation revealed that the nuts securing the bolts fastening the lifting frame to the deck had backed off due to vibration. This condition was not readily apparent on routine visu...... More


    Debunking USCG Ballast Water Management Myths

    The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has issued an Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Update with a Special Feature on Debunking USCG Ballast Water Management Myths. The update also announces the launch of the new USCG & NBIC (National Ballast Information Clearinghouse) Ballast Water Management Equivalent Reporting Program for vessels operating exclusively in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Contac...... More


    Minutes of INTERTANKO Vetting Committee meeting # 25 now available

    We are pleased to advise that the minutes of meeting # 25 of the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee on 17 November 2004 have now been approved by the Committee and are available on the members area of the INTERTANKO web site at the following link     Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    Chinese oil imports continue to expand

    According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the short-term outlook for Chinese oil demand appears to be highly dependent on policy measures, including both macro-economic management issues and oil pricing policy. Despite a recent string of increases, so-called ‘administered’ oil prices remain well below international markets. While such price controls are shielding end-users from the fu...... 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 NEWLY PUBLISHED! A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL With the approach of the date for the full ratification of Annex VI to MARPOL (Air pollution), amendments to normal bunkering routines will be needed in...... More



    Lloyd’s List, 1 March 2005 – Standard nears for ballast tank coatings International Herald Tribune, 3 March 2005 – China embraces the supertanker Lloyd’s List, 4 March 2005 – Asian trio plan link over yard contracts TradeWinds Weekly, 4 March 2005 - -Positive vibe at China powwow ... More