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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 02/2006

  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    Executive Committees endorse Round Table’s Mission, Vision and Goals

    The respective Executive Committees of the four Round Table international shipping associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO) have endorsed the Mission , Vision and Goals of the Round Table’s Strategic Plan, which are fundamentally about working together to serve, represent and advance the international shipping industry.    Details are now posted on the INTERTANKO Website .   Contact:...... More


    Inter-industry Group (IIG) updates the IMO on industry investigations into tanker accidents

    After receiving the report of the casualty inquiry into an explosion on board the "Chassiron" in 2003, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) invited the Inter-industry Group (IIG), comprising CEFIC, IACS, IAPH, ICS, INTERTANKO, IPTA and OCIMF, to submit the results of its work to the Committee at the earliest opportunity.   The IIG formed a Steering Committee in January 2005, which appointe...... More


    Fire Protection Sub-committee discusses lifeboat accidents and life saving appliances

    INTERTANKO attended the 50 th meeting of the Fire Protection Sub-committee (FP) this week, where particular emphasis was placed on lifeboat accidents and the work of the Life Saving Appliances (LSA) working group. A large section of the Sub-committee's work entailed reviewing reports from IMO correspondence:    Part 1 - Guidelines for the development of operation & maintenance manuals for...... More


    Sture and Mongstad apply OCIMF recommendations for ships’ fittings for use with tugs

    Members are advised of two requirements now that require compliance with Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Recommendations for Ships' Fittings for use with tugs with particular reference to Escorting and Other High Load Operations (First Edition 2002) as follows: Norway/Mongstad – escorting requirements Effective 1 January 2006, vessels are required to comply with the OCIMF...... More


    The Associate Members Committee (AMC) focuses on ‘active interaction’ with the Association

    INTERTANKO’s Associate Members Committee (AMC) focused part of its recent London meeting on how it could more effectively engage the Association’s associate members in active interaction with INTERTANKO on their current issues and concerns; enhance the interest of associate members in attending INTERTANKO events; make better use of the international and high level forum that INTERTANKO’s overal...... More


    INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee discusses FPSO/FSU operations

    The INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC) met this week in Oslo to discuss priority issues relating to Shuttle Tankers and Floating Production, Storage and Offshore Loading (FPSO)/Floating Storage Unit (FSU) operations.    The Committee took two important decisions:    (1)    to develop and promote industry guidelines for hot work onboard FPSO/FSU as an alternative to the International...... More


    Staten Island ferry case demonstrates importance of operations compliance programmes

    The prospect of criminal prosecution of office staff has been a risk for some time. But the case of the Staten Island ferry pilot, who was sentenced to 18 months for causing the 2003 ferry crash in New York, and of the ferry director, who was sentenced to 12 months, demonstrates how important it is that operating companies have operations compliance programmes that help to ensure that what is...... More


    EIA estimates country-level crude oil distillation capacity for 215 countries

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just issued a table providing estimates of country-level crude oil distillation capacity for 215 countries from 1 January 1970 to 1 January 2006 .    China heads the growth table over the last ten years, as well as over the last year when it was streets ahead of any other country – hardly surprising when it has been one of the drivers of the tanke...... More



    8-10 February - Insurance & Legal Committee, Harahorn , Norway   INTERTANKO's Insurance & Legal Committee will meet 8-10 February in Harahorn , Norway . This will include a meeting and dinner with representatives of the Scandinavian hull, P&I and war risk markets   Contact : John Fawcett-Ellis     14 February - Documentary Committee - Working Group, London   A working group of INTERTANKO's...... More





    Lloyd’s List, 11 January 2006 - Pilots ‘fully happy’ with Erika 3 package ... More