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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 11/2006

  • 20 March - North American Panel, Stamford, Connecticut
  • 27 March - Tanker Chartering Seminar, Singapore
  • 28 March - Documentary Committee, 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
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  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    Singapore Tanker Event 29-31 March – THE tanker event

    INTERTANKO‘s Singapore Tanker Event is now only two and a half weeks away. We have managed to get together an impressive list of distinguished speakers from right across the tanker industry and an ever-growing list of delegates from among the Association’s members and associate members and from local companies.    In addition to meetings of the Association’s Executive Committee and Council, the...... More


    Annual Review and Report 2005 published and shortly available on line

    INTERTANKO’s Annual Review and Report 2005 is shortly available on the Association’s website. Hard copies are being mailed out to all this week, and will also be available at the Singapore Tanker Event.   Contact : Bill Box ... More


    EMSA publishes work programme for 2006

    The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) recently published its work programme for 2006.The programme looks at the agency’s achievements in 2005 and lists the operational and administrative tasks for 2006. It also contains the current organisation chart and a breakdown of the 2006 budget.   After a successful year, Brian Wadsworth, Chairman of EMSA’s administrative board, believes that the...... More


    Ship recycling takes the lead at IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting

    The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) will meet next week for its 54th session at the IMO headquarters in London . INTERTANKO will be sending a delegation to cover a host of major environmental issues including ballast water management, air emissions, particularly sensitive sea areas (PSSAs) and ship recycling.   It is hardly surprising,...... More


    Ballast systems to be tested by the U.S. Coast Guard

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is continuing to press forward with its programme for certifying and approving ballast water treatment systems. Known as the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) , the USCG aims to assist developers by providing a system against which they can test their equipment, thus creating a future market base of approved systems for the shipping industry.   ...... More


    Report from COMSAR 10, held at IMO, 6 - 10 March 2006.

    The tenth meeting of the Sub-committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR 10) was opened by IMO Secretary General Mr E.E. Mitropoulos. In welcoming the participants, the Secretary-General expressed his deep sadness at the recent tragic loss of more than 900 lives in the accident involving the ro-ro ferry "al-Salam Boccaccio 98" in the Red Sea . He stated that it was most...... More


    Pilotage concerns in Mexico

    We would like to issue the following advisory to all INTERTANKO members that are trading to Mexico . It has come to our attention that some pilots in Mexico may not be fully trained in accordance with IMO guidelines and procedures as outlined in IMO Resolution A960 "Training & Certification of Marine Pilots".    We have contacted Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes in Mexico and raised o...... More


    Det Norske Veritas P&A Manual template available

    The MARPOL Annex II Revisions will result in an amended IBC Code and new certification for cargoes and vessels.  Every chemical tanker is required to have a Certificate of Fitness (CoF) indicating that it is certified to carry certain products. The issuance of a CoF will also require a revised Procedures and Arrangements (P&A) Manual. The new P&A Manuals and the new Certificates need to be...... More


    31st National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) conference, San Antonio

    INTERTANKO was invited to attend the 31st National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) conference in San Antonio this week as a guest speaker in the Supply Chain Session. Over 3000 people attended the event. The topic of our presentation was MARPOL Annex II and the associated revisions of the IBC Code. The presentation delivered by Captain Snaith (INTERTANKO's Marine Director) can be...... More


    New IMO regulations and amendments as from the 2nd half of 2006

    The International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) conventions are regularly amended and revised while new instruments/protocols are adopted. For ease of reference we reproduce herewith information from the IMO web site on amendments/instruments which will enter into force on the second half of year 2006. These amendments pertain to safety of navigation, lifesaving appliances, persons rescued at...... More


    New IMO regulations and amendments as from 1 January 2007

    The International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) conventions are regularly amended and revised while new instruments/protocols are adopted. For ease of reference we reproduced herewith information from the IMO web site on amendments/instruments which will enter into force on 1 January 2007 . These amendments pertain to the revision on Annex I and II of MARPOL. Click here to view.   Contact : J...... More


    Joint Chemical and Vetting Seminar held this week in Houston

    This week INTERTANKO hosted a joint Chemical and Vetting seminar at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel in Houston , Texas . Over 75 people attended the full-day seminar comprising a chemical session in the morning and a vetting session in the afternoon.  The presentations during the chemical session, chaired by the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee Chairman Lars Modin, included:   An Overview of...... More


    INTERTANKO Vetting Committee meeting – agenda available, minutes to follow

    The INTERTANKO Vetting Committee met in Houston on 16 March 2006 at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel in Houston , Texas , in conjunction with the INTERTANKO Chemical and Vetting Seminar held the day before at the same location.  The agenda for the meeting is now available on the INTERTANKO web site.  Click here to download. Once the minutes of the meeting have been approved by the Committee, an...... More


    A multitude of initiatives afoot that can reduce oil consumption

    The March report of the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights changes in the oil market that are not dramatic but which include a multitude of initiatives that can reduce oil consumption.    In Brazil the number of cars that can use both ethanol and gasoline is increasing; in Indonesia there is a large fall in the consumption of oil after the removal of subsidies; in the U.S. the airline...... More







    Lloyd's Ship Manager, March - Despair ends, tactics begin. Lloyd's Ship Manager, March - INTERTANKO comes out fighting. Lloyd's List, 16 March 2006 – Environmental award Lloyd's List, 14 March 2006 – BIMCO probe finds eight cases of seafarers punished without due process   ... More