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Monday, October 22, 2018

No. 01/2006




U.S.Coast Guard report on Bow Mariner loss

INTERTANKO notes and acknowledges the significant and important findings and conclusions of the U.S. Coast Guard report on the loss of the Bow Mariner in February 2004. The ship’s Master, Captain Efstratios Kavouras, died as a result of this accident along with 20 of the other 26 men crewing the vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard has laid particular emphasis on the Master's decision to open the lids ...... More


Port of Trieste implements anti-fouling rules 1st January 20­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­06

The Italian Port of Trieste has implemented new anti-fouling requirements which will apply as of 1st January 2006 . EU-flagged ships entering the port will now have to present documentation which demonstrates their compliance with the EU’s Regulation on the presence of tin based anti-fouling coatings on ships’ hulls. A circular from the Ministry of Transport in Genoa was issued to ports in Ital...... More


Changes to SOLAS lifeboat and immersion suit requirements mandatory by 1 July, 2006.

INTERTANKO reminds members of the new amendments to SOLAS Chapter III which enter into force July 1, 2006 , as published in Weekly News, July 2003 1. Changes to Lifeboat inspection and servicing requirements At its 77 th session May-June 2003, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee approved the guidelines for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release...... More


Recent lifeboat incident report recommends early compliance with MSC Circ 1093

A recent report from the Nautical Institute’s Marine Accident Reporting Scheme (MARS) recommends that owners of ships fitted with lifeboats from a Taiwanese manufacturer have these checked by a classification society or lifeboat specialist, following an accident which killed two seafarers and seriously injured three others. The warning by the Hong Kong Marine Department, relayed by MARS, has be...... More


Statoil safety alert - control of ships' lifting equipment

Members are informed that a fatal accident has occurred on board a shuttle tanker during discharging at Mongstad terminal. The vessel was taking on board stores/provisions using the transverse crane on the poop deck. It appears that some company procedures in this respect could be better, especially those concerning maintenance. Statoil has informed its inspectors to focus more on the lifting...... More


California Clean Coast reporting requirements

As advised in Weekly NEWS No. 41 of 14 October 2005 , the State of California has enacted the Clean Coast Act aimed at reducing on-board incineration and the discharge of sewage, oily waste and hazardous materials into the sea from ships. This becomes effective as of 1 January 2006 . Together with the Act, there is a requirement for all vessels visiting the State to submit a reporting form on...... More


Report available on IMO’s Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards Working Group ESPH 11

In preparation for the 54th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 54) to be held 20-24 March 2006, the formal report of the 11th session of the IMO’s Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 11) has been submitted to IMO as part of the MEPC 54 Agenda.  ESPH 11 was held 24-28 October 2005.  The agenda items discussed in the report...... More


Singapore pilot ladder accident

SINGAPORE authorities have highlighted the perils of pilot ladder defects after a pilot fell into the sea when a ladder rung snapped. In a circular to ship owners and managers, the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) related that in a recent incident involving a foreign flagged vessel in Singapore harbour a pilot ladder rung broke while the pilot was trying to board the vessel, causing...... More


Baltic trades – ice premium reduces as ice-classed availability grows

Geneva-based shipbroker Riverlake has done a study on the tanker trade from the Baltic ports of Primorsk and Tallinn .  The average freight rates obtained for ice- classed 100,000 dwt aframaxes trading between Primorsk and the UK and Continent were lower for almost the entire year 2005 (WS 218) than the figure obtained in 2004 (WS 292), even though during the period April to September the rates...... More



10 January - Associate Members Committee, London The Associate Members Committee will hold its eighth meeting at 1000 on 10 January 2006 at the U.K P&I Club’s office in London . Contact: Gunnar A. Knudsen 10 January - INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee, Oslo The INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC) will hold its 13 th meeting at 1000 on 10 January 2006 at INTERTANKO’s Oslo office....... More



Lloyd’s List, 4 January 2006 – Report reopens chemtanker safety debate Fairplay, 4 January 2006 – Bow Mariner recommendations expected Anderimar Shipping News, 5 January, 2006 – Industry responds to Bow Mariner report ... More