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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

No. 47/2005

  • 29 November – Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 30 November - Vetting Committee, Singapore
  • 8 December – International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention and Spill Preparedness, Shanghai
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  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    IMO Assembly agenda includes ship recycling, PSSAs, mandatory pilotage and its model member state audit scheme

    All the flags up outside the IMO’s headquarters on London ’s Albert Embankment evidence that the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization is meeting this week and next, attended by all the heads of delegation and various other diplomats.   The Assembly is there to receive technical reports from the main committees [such as the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and the Marine Environmen...... More


    Brazilian Ballast Water Requirements - further clarification

    Members will have noted the new requirements as of 15 October 2005 for ballast water management in Brazil , as advised in Weekly NEWS No. 42/2005 , No. 43/2005 and No. 46/2005 .   Since informing members of this legislation, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have received numerous enquiries related to the class approval of the Ballast Water Management Plan (BWMP). Contact has been made with several...... More


    U.S. reminder to chemical manufacturers about information deadline to avoid bulk carriage ban

    INTERTANKO has expressed concern that as a result of chemical data still being missing from the IBC Code, certain products will not be permitted to be carried in bulk by sea from 2007. Our liaison with the U.S. Coast Guard has prompted them to remind manufacturers of the approaching deadline to supply this missing information.   In Federal Regulation 70 Fed. Reg. 70861 the U.S. Coast Guard...... More


    Australia - misuse of Automatic Identification System (AIS)

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is strongly advising ship managers, ship masters and watch-keepers to ensure that their ships use the Short Safety Related Message (SSRM) functionality of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for safety of navigation purposes only.    AMSA's Marine Notice 12/2005 draws attention to growing evidence of the use of SSRM for purposes other than t...... More


    New International Bunker Standard published

    The new international bunker standard (ISO 8217-2005) was published this week and should now form the standard point of reference when ordering bunker fuel.    Increased quality is the main factor, particularly reduced water content and abolition of used lubricating oil in bunker fuel.   Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More


    International Seminar on tanker safety, pollution prevention and spill preparedness in Shanghai

    A one-day international seminar on tanker safety, pollution prevention and oil spill preparedness is being organised by the International Tanker Operators Pollution Federation Ltd (ITOPF), INTERTANKO and the Oil Companies' International Marine Forum (OCIMF) for 8 December 2005 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai .   The Seminar will address tanker safety issues, highlighting opportunities for...... More


    WATCH for non compliant fuels!

    We are repeating the following article, previously published in Weekly NEWS No. 45/2005, this time with a link at the end that functions.   The INTERTANKO Secretariat and its Bunker Sub-Committee is monitoring the new developments in the quality of bunkers delivered to ships as required by MARPOL Annex VI regulations (Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships). Although there i...... More


    Ship vetting – get it right with INTERTANKO’s newly updated publication

    Ship vetting remains a major issue for all those operating tankers in the spot market or involved in period chartering. Giving accurate and timely responses to the questions of a potential charterer can help secure business in what is an extremely competitive environment.   To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tanker crews and onshore...... More


    Alice in the Oil Market – artificial pricing or a new reality?

    Petroleum Intelligence Weekly says that, like Alice in Wonderland, oil markets find themselves this year in a world both familiar and surreal. In recent weeks, a classic bear market has again taken shape. The weather has been warm, storage tanks have filled, downstream capacity has recovered from the hurricanes, crude oil is abundant and spot prices have fallen. But even so, prices are lofty,...... More


    All-time high tanker transits northbound through the Suez Canal.

    In October this year 181 tankers transited the Suez Canal laden northbound: 106 tankers below 50,000 dwt, 42 tankers 50-100,000 dwt, 22 tankers 100-200,000 dwt and 11 VLCCs. For the two smallest segments this is the highest we have recorded for one month; for the 100-200,000 dwt size range it is almost the highest - we have previously recorded 23 transits. The graph also shows a record number o...... More







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