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No. 18/2006

  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee, London
  • 14-15 November – Council Meeting, 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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    05.05.2006

    Tour Pour la Mer riders ready to roll

    Tour Pour la Mer 2006 is set to be the biggest maritime-related charity event ever, with over 270 riders aiming to raise £250,000 for the Mission to Seafarers and the Sea Alarm Foundation. INTERTANKO is an official sponsor of the event, which is very much in line with the emphasis given by the association’s Council in Singapore to the human element of shipping.   The riders will set off from...... More

    05.05.2006

    The Baltic Sea becomes a Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) on 19 May

    As previously reported, on 19 May 2006 the Baltic Sea (i.e. the Baltic Sea proper with the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland and the entrance to the Baltic Sea bounded by the parallel of the Skaw in the Skagerrak at 57º44.8’N) will become a Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) under regulation 14(3)(a) of MARPOL Annex VI.    In brief, when in the Baltic Sea , all ships have to use fuels with...... More

    05.05.2006

    Danish Joint Pilotage Users Group - Inaugural meeting

    Further to our advice regarding initial discussions in forming this group (see article in Weekly NEWS No. 4/2006 of 27 January 2006) the inaugural meeting of the Danish Pilotage Users Group (DJPUG) was held in Copenhagen yesterday. The Group consists of INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, OCIMF, BIMCO, ICS, and the Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography, (RDANH). The Group is chaired by ...... More

    05.05.2006

    Chemical carrier accident investigations – INTERTANKO position

    As members will be aware, INTERTANKO has been fully involved in the Inter-Industry Group (IIG) discussions and meetings regarding accidents on chemical tankers and small products tankers. The reports from the IIG have been submitted to the IMO (see INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS No. 5/2006 of 3 February 2006.   Click here for Study on incidents of explosions on chemical and product tankers - Report of...... More

    05.05.2006

    Proposal for a mandatory ship routeing system in northern Norway for consideration at IMO´s Sub-committee on Navigation (Nav 52) in June 2006

    The Government of Norway proposes to establish a traffic separation scheme off the north and west coast of Norway from Vardø to Røst. The routeing measure is proposed as a mandatory traffic separation scheme for tankers of all sizes, including gas and chemical tankers, and all other cargo ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and upwards, in transit or on international voyages to or from Norwegian ports...... More

    05.05.2006

    INTERTANKO moderates maritime session at Harvard Symposium on disaster prevention and mitigation

    At an international conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation hosted by Harvard University’s School of Public Health, INTERTANKO’s Environment Manager, Tim Wilkins , moderated a session focusing on maritime issues and in particular the threat posed by the transfer of invasive species by shipping.   This global conference aimed to develop strategies to minimise the human and financial los...... More

    05.05.2006

    INTERTANKO addresses minimum draught requirements for SBT tankers transiting the Panama Canal in ballast

    INTERTANKO would like once again to thank its vigilant members for reporting issues of concern, providing opportunities for the Secretariat to take appropriate action.   Whereas tankers equipped with Clean Ballast Tanks (CBT) in the past managed to conform to the minimum draught and trim requirements when transiting the Panama Canal in ballast, more modern tankers, built with Segregated Ballast...... More

    05.05.2006

    Reminder of the Paris MoU mandatory expanded inspection requirements effective from 22 July 2003

    With reference to our article in  Weekly News No. 23/2003  of 6 June 2003 , INTERTANKO would like to remind members of the importance of correctly transmitting the “Notice of Arrival” of those ships to which the EC Directive 2001/105 applies.   Under the rules certain ships are due for expanded inspection after 12 months from the last expanded inspection and must give advance “Notice of Arrival...... More

    05.05.2006

    Recall of emergency escape smoke hoods and emergency escape respirator models

    The U.S. Coast Guard has learned that Brookdale International Systems, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all EVAC-U8 and EVAC+ emergency escape smoke hoods currently in the marketplace worldwide that have not reached their expiration date. Additionally, a recall is in effect for several Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) emergency escape respirator models.   All Brookdale products are not U....... More

    05.05.2006

    INTERTANKO to speak at Pre-Implementation Workshop on long range identification and tracking (LRIT)

    INTERTANKO will give a presentation at the Pre-Implementation Workshop on long range identification and tracking (LRIT), as defined by the IMO Sub-committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) and the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). This Workshop will take place immediately after the MSC meeting, at which strategic decisions on LRIT may be taken and the technical decisions of...... More

    05.05.2006

    Oil above USD 70 per barrel – but why?

    Oil is now at a record price of well above USD 70 per barrel, even though - according to the Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi at an informal meeting of ministers on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum on April 24 in Doha, Qatar - there is nobody asking for additional crude. "Today there is plenty of oil on the market," OPEC President Edmund Daukoru said, "It's refining constraints and a...... More

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    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Lloyd's List, 4 May 2006 - Facts contradict fears over ship tank coating ... More