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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

No. 08/2006

  • 3 March – Hellenic Forum, Athens
  • 14 March – CTC/CTSA Committee, Houston
  • 15 March – Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston
  • 16 March – Vetting Committee, Houston
  • 20 March - North American Panel, Stamford, Connecticut
  • 27 March - Tanker Chartering Seminar, Singapore
  • 28 March - Documentary Committee, Singapore
  • 28 March - Insurance & Legal Committee/Forum, Singapore
  • 29 March – Associate Members Committee (AMC), Singapore
  • 29-31 March - Singapore Tanker Event 2006, ExCom/Council, Annual General Meeting, Poseidon Challenge
  • 25 April - Latin American Panel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee, London
  • ... More
  • 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 Committee recommends to AGM admission of state-owned companies as INTERTANKO members

    INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee held its first meeting this year under the chairmanship of Stephen Van Dyck on 16 February 2006 at INTERTANKO’s London Office.   The Committee once again deliberated on proposed amendments to INTERTANKO’s Articles of Association which would give the Association’s Council the opportunity to admit state-owned companies operating on a normal commercial basis as ful...... More


    Report from DE 49 - Performance Standards for Coating

    The 49th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Design and Equipment (DE 49) has this week been considering a final draft of the new mandatory Performance Coating Standards. At the time of drafting these notes, the outcome has still to be made known. However, it can be anticipated that DE 49 will complete most of the basic requirements for coating application on ballast tanks, inspection of the...... More


    Volatile situation in Niger Delta

    Currently, no loading operations are being carried out at the Forcados terminal due to damage caused to the platform by militants who set it on fire on February 19.   In light of the current volatile situation, we understand that the terminal has started evacuating its staff.   Latest advice is that operations have also been shut at the EA Terminal, taking the country’s production losses,...... More


    Port State Control – List of National Contacts

    The IMO recently updated its list of contact addresses of national authorities responsible for Port State Control.    Click here to download the list.   Contact : Fredrik Larsson ... More


    MSC/Circ. 1156 on "Guidance on the access of public authorities, emergency response services and pilots on board ships to which SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code apply"

    At the 80 th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC80) (11 to 20 May 2005), the Committee, in an effort to assist those concerned with the matter, approved the Guidance on the access of public authorities, emergency response services and pilots on board ships to which SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code apply, as set out at the annex to MSC/Circ 1156 .   INTERTANKO has reason to believe...... More


    Regional Manager visits members in Shanghai and Nanjing

    This week’s Oil Tanker Forum in Shanghai hosted by Den Norske Veritas (DNV) was well attended by the main tanker operators in China and by INTERTANKO's Regional Manager, John Fawcett-Ellis. The Forum was chaired by Gerry Higgins of DNV, Shanghai , and Bjorn Haugland gave the welcome address.   The first part of the Forum focused on the Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) programme, wit...... More


    Joint INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO Members Forum, London, 22 February 2006

    Fifteen members and associate members of INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO attended the members lunch this week in the INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO offices in London .     Maritime Security was the focus of this month’s forum, and a brief presentation from an incident management perspective was given by Capt. Barry McGrath from Gray Page.     Capt. McGrath highlighted the importance of planning, both for sh...... More


    INTERTANKO's Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston, 15 March 2006

    Further to our earlier advice in the Weekly NEWS, we are pleased to provide further details of the INTERTANKO Chemical/Vetting Seminar that will be held in Houston on 15 March 2006 at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel, Houston , Texas , USA .    The Chemical Session of the seminar will be held in the morning from 09:00 to 12:30 , followed by a buffet lunch from 12.30 to 13.30. The Vetting Session o...... More


    Guide for Correct Entries in the Oil Record Book (Part 1 – Machinery spaces)

    Revised Edition   INTERTANKO is issuing a revised edition of its Guide for Correct Entries in the Oil Record Book (Part 1 – Machinery spaces), which will be available on request. The original Guide has proven to be very successful in providing a uniform interpretation for correct entries in the Oil Record Book. A large number of copies were distributed to ships and shipping companies and some...... More


    India looking for improvements to the country’s ship recycling infrastructure

    INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have welcomed last week’s statement by the Indian Supreme Court, who have asked the Indian Government to suggest measures to improve the existing infrastructure available at Alang in Gujarat , and to codify existing guidelines and norms in ship recycling . "Environmental and safety plans in ship dismantling yards are an essential part of an internationally sustainable...... More


    The product tanker market is expanding

    (2005 is a projection based on figures until Nov.) Product imports to Europe are increasing. The biggest sources of imports from outside Europe have been the Former Soviet Union with 1.1 mbd, and OPEC with some 0.8 mbd. If you include intra-European imports, then the biggest supplier of oil products to Europe in 2005 was The Netherlands with some 1.2 mbd. Germany and the U.K. also supplied 0.8m...... More







    Lloyd's List, 21 February 2006 -  Warning on oily water separators ... More