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No. 49/2005

  • 10 January - Associate Members Committee, London
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  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
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    09.12.2005

    Important differences between the EU Sulphur Directive and IMO's MARPOL Annex VI requirements

    In July this year the European Union (EU) adopted significant amendments to the EU Directive 1999/32, also known as the EU Sulphur Directive (2005/33), as reported in Weekly NEWS No 30/2005 of 29 July 2005 . These amendments have in large aligned the EU Sulphur Directive with the IMO's MARPOL Annex VI requirements. However there still are a few important differences which we would draw to your...... More

    09.12.2005

    EU Sulphur Directive - guidance on enforcement

    The European Commission/DG ENV has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on their website giving clarifications on several aspects of the EU Sulphur Directive. We quote below the guidance given on the enforcement of the recently adopted amendments to this directive.   3. What do the provisions on marine distillate fuels (MDO & MGO) mean in practice? There are different provisions i...... More

    09.12.2005

    INTERTANKO co-hosts international seminar in Shanghai on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention and Spill Preparedness

    The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and INTERTANKO jointly hosted an international seminar this week in Shanghai on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention and Spill Preparedness . The full day seminar was split into four parts:    Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention, chaired by INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen Van Dyck....... More

    09.12.2005

    INTERTANKO’s Chairman visits members in Hong Kong (SAR-China)

    The Association’s Chairman, Stephen Van Dyck, went on from Shanghai to visit members in Hong Kong (SAR-China). Earlier in the week MD Peter Swift and Regional Manager John Fawcett-Ellis had been guests at the joint ITOPF and OCIMF dinner for board members.    INTERTANKO's team also attended the international exhibition and conference Marintec China 2005 in Shanghai hosted by the Shanghai Societ...... More

    09.12.2005

    IMO Assembly issues updated list of products omitted from the IBC Code due to missing safety/pollution data

    Last week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly issued a revised list of products missing from Chapters 17 or 18 of the revised International Code for the Construction & Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code). These products have been excluded because of missing safety data, pollution data or both. The updated list is based on the list reviewed at t...... More

    09.12.2005

    Mandatory Means of Access - reminder

    As previously reported, in December 2002 IMO adopted a set of significant amendments to the SOLAS Convention (SOLAS II-1/3-6) mandating Permanent Means of Access in new tankers and new bulk carriers (built as from 1 January 2005 ). The development of this quite complex regulation was rapid and the results were not entirely practical. These shortcomings prompted a strong and coordinated industry...... More

    09.12.2005

    Port of Long Beach issues slow-steaming incentive

    In an effort to reduce air emissions in the Long Beach area, the Port of Long Beach has recently approved a USD 2.2 million investment, as part of its Green Flag Incentive Program, to encourage ship operators to restrict their speed to 12 knots while within 20 nautical miles of Port Fermin.   Beginning in 2006, vessels that observe a 12-knot speed limit within 20 miles of the Port during an...... More

    09.12.2005

    Brazil Ballast Rules: further amendments issued

    Further to our previous articles on the new ballast water management requirements in Brazil, INTERTANKO has recently received information directly from the Brazilian authorities notifying that a further amendment to the regulations has now been adopted which requires foreign flagged vessels to ensure that their ballast water management plans are class approved.   In ‘Portaria No 95’ issued by t...... More

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    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

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