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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 21/2005

  • 2 June 2005 – Insurance and Legal Committee, London
  • 8 June 2005 - Chemical Tanker Subcommittee-Americas (CTSCA), Houston
  • 23-24 September 2005 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environment Committee (ISTEC), Limassol
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  • A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL
  • Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide
  • A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation)
  • A Guide to Crude Oil Washing and Cargo Heating Criteria
  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
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    Mongstad oil terminal (Norway) introduces mandatory requirement for vapour return for vessels loading crude and condensate as from 1 January 2007

    In order to achieve the standard for air pollution set by the Norwegian Government, Mongstad oil terminal has decided to introduce vapour return for all vessels loading crude and/or condensate as of 1 January 2007 .    Vessels are required to meet the recommendations/standards set out in IMO MSC/Circ.585 and the recommendations regarding vapour manifolds in the Oil Companies' International Mari...... More


    INTERTANKO submission to IMO MEPC53 on draft guidelines for Port State Control inspections for compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78

    The IMO will hold its 53 rd Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) from 18-22 July 2005. INTERTANKO has made a submission ( Click here to view) commenting on the draft guidelines for Port State Control for MARPOL Annex VI and associated draft MEPC resolution found in Annex 8 of FSI (Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation) 13/23.    INTERTANKO's comments suggest new te...... More


    Verbal report given to IMO's MSC by the Inter-Industry Working Group regarding industry investigations into explosions on board chemical and products tankers

    An Inter-Industry Working Group (IIWG) was formally established in January 2005 - comprising the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERTANKO, the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), the Oil Companies'...... More


    Flag and Port State implementation of MARPOL Annex I Reg. 13G & Reg. 13H

    In response to an IMO request, a number of countries have clarified their policies, as flag States and as port States, regarding implementation of various provisions in both Regulation 13G, as amended, and Regulation 13H.   Click here for an overview of this information. ( The data provided, unless otherwise stated, is in accordance with that received or collected by INTERTANKO from official...... More


    BIMCO celebrates Centenary

    BIMCO has been celebrating its first hundred years with a lavish meeting this week in Copenhagen .   INTERTANKO congratulates BIMCO on its Centenary. ... More


    Shipping and the regulators - Perceptions? Reality? Let’s focus on dialogue, consistency and trust

    A solution to the problem of improving the shipping industry’s public image, and a sustainable method of making it happen, were both articulated at BIMCO’s centenary celebrations this week in Copenhagen . But success will be dependent on those concerned coming to grips with some home truths.   Hard work is needed to ensure that the mutual respect between the shipping industry and the politician...... More


    The VLCC fleet is increasing, and more than half is controlled by oil companies or state-owned companies

    Johan G. Olsen's latest VLCC fleet list shows that out of a total of 471 existing VLCCs (including 2 O/Os) (up from 440 six months ago), oil majors or state-owned companies own 136 VLCCs (29% of the fleet). In addition, they control 102 tankers on period employment to 2007 and beyond (up 16 compared to six months ago) which gives them control of over half the fleet. Thus independent owners own...... More







    Lloyd's List, 23 May 2004 - Controversial anti-pollution Bill approved in Canada ... More