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Saturday, November 17, 2018

No. 04/2006

  • 8-10 February - Insurance & Legal Committee, Harahorn, Norway
  • 14 February - Documentary Committee - Working Group, London
  • 15 February – Bunker Sub-Committee, London
  • 17-18 February - INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), London
  • 14 March – CTC/CTSCA Committee, Houston
  • 15 March – Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston
  • 16 March – Vetting Committee, Houston
  • 29-31 March - Singapore Tanker Event 2006, ExCom/Council, Annual General Meeting, Poseidon Challenge
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    INTERTANKO & others bring legal proceedings to test the validity of the EU Directive on criminal sanctions for ship-source pollution

    A broad coalition of shipping industry organisations has brought legal proceedings to test the validity of the EU Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Ship-Source Pollution. INTERTANKO, together with INTERCARGO, the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee, Lloyd’s Register and the International Salvage Union have applied to the High Court in London for judicial review of the Directive, and they are...... More


    Tanker Event 2006 – Guest of Honour: Singapore Minister of Transport

    INTERTANKO is pleased to announce that the Singapore Tanker Event 2006, which will be held at the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel , will be opened by Mr. Yeo Cheow Tong, Minister of Transport, Republic of Singapore . Keynote addresses will be delivered by Brig. Gen. Tay Lim Heng, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA); Mr. Simon Yang, Deputy Director Research & Development...... More


    INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO & the Danish Maritime Authority join forces on pilotage

    As a result of mutual discussions, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) have agreed to set up a Joint Pilotage User Group. The group will also be joined by the Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography (RDANH). INTERTANKO will also be seeking support from its industry partners to support this initiative and participate in the Group. The background of...... More


    New proposals from IMO’s STW Sub-committee regarding training in free-fall lifeboats

    Part of the deliberations this week at the IMO’s Standards for Training and Watchkeeping Sub-committee (STW 37) took account of the draft amendments to SOLAS Regulation III/ (see article in Weekly NEWS Issue 2/2006 ) as agreed by the Fire Protection Sub-committee FP 50. STW has subsequently prepared draft amendments (which were approved by STW this week) to Part B of the STCW Code...... More


    Accidental release of lifeboat – life lost

    Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has published a Casualty Information release on a lifeboat which dropped accidentally with six crewmen inside. One man died. One contributing cause of this accident may have been that it was possible to latch the hydrostatic protection in the open position. Thus when the lifeboat had been launched and lifted out again, there may have been no verification that the...... More


    Tanker industry’s vital role

    The vital role and good performance of  tanker shipping were the main thrust of a presentation by INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr Peter Swift at a joint meeting this week of the London branches of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering , Science and Technology (IMarEST). Under the banner of “Tankers Today” he also spoke on the key issues and...... More


    INTERTANKO demonstrates tanker industry initiatives on environmental-technical issues at UNEP Sustainable Development Conference, Paris

    INTERTANKO participated in the Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands in UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), speaking on an industry panel focusing on best practices in sustainable development. INTERTANKO’s Environmental Manager Tim Wilkins sat alongside leaders from the fishing, oil and offshor...... More


    IMO issues advice on avian influenza

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued guidance to the maritime community on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) in relation to minimising the risks that may present themselves to seafarers from an avian influenza pandemic. In particular the guidance stresses the importance of acting to mitigate the spread of the influenza from possible human-human transmission shoul...... More


    Port State Control inspection focus on MARPOL Annex I

    We received from the Paris MoU the official announcement of the Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign for Preventing Marine Pollution which can be seen here . This confirms the information we provided in our article of last week " Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex I from February" which can be seen here . Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More


    The Associate Members Committee Chairman writes to all Associate Members

    With a view to strengthening and invigorating the relationship between the Associate Members Committee (AMC) and the associate members, and to strengthen their voice and enhance their membership benefits, the AMC Chairman has written a letter to all INTERTANKO’s  Associate Members. Click here to view the document. Contact: Gunnar A. Knudsen ... More


    INTERTANKO Vetting Committee No. 27 Minutes available

    We are pleased to advise that the minutes from the last Vetting Committee meeting (No. 27) in Singapore have been approved by the Committee and are now available here . Contact : Howard Snaith ... More





    3 easy ways to order: Download an order form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail Order directly from our online bookshop   Extended and expanded 6 th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available    INTERTANKO receives many requests for up-to-date information on the different ship inspection systems carried out by oil companies, port state control...... More



    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS   Tradewinds, 20/1 - Owners’ desires for long-lasting coatings will up costs by 15% say shipyards Lloyd’s List, 24/1 - Ship owners launch legal challenge over pollution rules Tradewinds, 24/1 – Owners tackle EU on pollution Fairplay , 24/1 – EU faces legal challenge on pollution The Times, 25/1 – Seafarers in peril from an EU ruling Lloyd’s List, 25/1 – Shipowners coaliti...... More