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No. 21/2006

  • 31 May – Environmental Committee meeting, London
  • 9 June - Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London
  • 21 June – Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 13 June - INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 31 August – Documentary Committee meeting, Stavanger (tbc)
  • 22-23 September – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee meeting, Spetses
  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee meeting, 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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    26.05.2006

    MSC 81- Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

    After lengthy discussion the 81 st session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 81) was finally able to agree upon a text to amend SOLAS regarding Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT).   All SOLAS ships must have the means to transmit such information by not later than 31 December 2008 .   Application The amended SOLAS text will apply to t...... More

    26.05.2006

    INTERTANKO emphasises security at workshop on LRIT

    At a workshop on Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) this week at the IMO in London , INTERTANKO’s Marine Manager emphasised the security aspects of LRIT in a presentation entitled “LRIT - Issues and Concerns from the shipowners Perspective”.   LRIT may be extremely useful for a wide cross section of shipping industry players, he said, but the security of the information involved is...... More

    26.05.2006

    MSC 81 – Safety – lifeboats, lifejackets, GISIS

    At the recent meeting of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 81), the Committee adopted several amendments to IMO instruments. A brief summary of the relevant amendments and guidelines affecting safety is given below:   SOLAS: As reported in Weekly NEWS No. 03/06 of 20 January 2006 a new text concerning provisions for the launching of free-fall lifeboats during abandon ship drills will ame...... More

    26.05.2006

    MSC 81 – Navigation – new traffic separation/routeing schemes

    The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 81) has approved new traffic separation schemes for the Baltic Sea Area and the Galapagos Archipelago, which will be implemented at 00.00 UTC on 1 July 2006 . Administrations have already been advised through COLREG.2/Circ.56 and SN.1/Circ.250 .   The MSC also approved the following MSC Circulars concerning navigation, which the IMO-Secretariat advises...... More

    26.05.2006

    MSC 81 - Draft Amendments to Chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC Code

    Draft amendments to Chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC Code were submitted to the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee for consideration at MSC 81. It is expected that these amended chapters will be approved at MSC 82 in October 2006, and at the 55 th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 55) in December 2006.   The amended Chapters 17 and 18 (which essentially contain the mo...... More

    26.05.2006

    MSC 81 - Revision of guidelines for DP system operator training

    In 1969 the 66 th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 66) approved MSC/Circ.738 on Guidelines for Dynamic Positioning system (DP) operator training, which contained the IMCA guidelines, and invited the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to keep IMO informed of future amendments to the IMCA guidelines.   At MSC 81, IMCA introduced a revised version of its The Training...... More

    26.05.2006

    Changes to Country Manager responsibilities in INTERTANKO

    After consultation with regional representatives of our membership, the Management Committee and internal review, we are pleased to announce the following changes with respect to Country Manager responsibilities.   As previously advised, Tim Wilkins has been appointed as INTERTANKO’s Regional Manager Asia-Pacific and will transfer to Singapore in September this year, when he will assume...... More

    26.05.2006

    Swift brings up criminalisation and the Poseidon Challenge at European Tugowners’ Association AGM

    A two-part talk on the Criminalisation of Seafarers and the Poseidon Challenge was given by INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr Peter Swift to the Annual Meeting of the European Tugowners’ Association on Thursday 25 May in Valencia .   He spoke of the counterproductive effects that unjustifiable criminalisation have had on shipping and related industries, especially within Europe , and the need to...... More

    26.05.2006

    International Maritime Statistics Forum (IMSF) considers the possibility for a standard measurement of ship types.

    The Working Group on “Standard Measurement of Ship Type” of the International Maritime Statistics Forum (IMSF)* reported at its Annual Conference in Valencia that a vessel’s volumetric characteristics could provide a better tool than those commonly used to compare dissimilar ship types.   The IMSF identified the difficulty of comparing vessels/fleets of dissimilar ship types when using the...... More

    26.05.2006

    Swedish Shipowners’ Association celebrates 100 years

    INTERTANKO congratulates the Swedish Shipowners’ Association (Sveriges Redareförening), which is celebrating its centenary this year.    The celebrations for this anniversary included a magnificent “Jubileumsbankett” in Gothenburg on 18 May in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustav and attended by many leading international shipping dignitaries and representatives.    INTERTANKO was...... More

    26.05.2006

    U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) contacts INTERTANKO on crewing issues

    Reference is made to INTERTANKO’s article published in Weekly NEWS No. 49/05 dated 9 December 2005 . The article summarised the outcome of a meeting with GAO and the feedback received from INTERTANKO members to a GAO questionnaire. The main emphasis was placed on implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and “on the vulnerabilities of foreign and domestic...... More

    26.05.2006

    INTERTANKO responds to the Panama Canal Authority on auctioning of transit slots

    Reference is made to our article published in Weekly NEWS No. 19/06 dated 12 May 2006 .    In the absence of any further input from the membership INTERTANKO has sent a letter to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) ( click here to view).    We again invite members to submit comments and experiences on this issue.   Contact : Gunnar A. Knudsen ... More

    26.05.2006

    The Panama Canal Authority responds on minimum draught requirements for SBT tankers transiting the Panama Canal in ballast

    Reference is made to INTERTANKO’s recent article on this issue, published in Weekly NEWS No. 18/06 dated 5 May 2006 .   INTERTANKO is again pleased to have received a response from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) dated 23 May 2006 ( click here to view), which offers detailed rationale behind the draught requirements for SBT tankers transiting the canal in ballast; explains their relevance and...... More

    26.05.2006

    Tanker supply/demand picture for ever changing

    The tanker newbuilding orderbook was some 25% higher at the end of April this year than it was at the start of the year, with 102.6m dwt of tankers on order compared to 81.8m four months before. Over the same four-month period, the steady stream of tanker deliveries has taken the existing fleet up by 2.25% from 339.9m dwt to 347.6m dwt.   London shipbroker Simpson Spence & Young (SSY) goes on, ...... More

    26.05.2006

    Refinery capacity set to expand in Saudi Arabia

    Product tanker operators will be interested in the two new export refineries which will form a major part of the Saudi Arabia ’s plans to boost domestic refining from 2.1 mbd to 3.4 mbd by 2011. Saudi Aramco also has ambitious plans for overseas expansion, including a 0.325 mbd extension of its Port Arthur refinery in the U.S. pushing capacity there to 0.6 mbd, and a new 0.44 mbd refinery in...... More

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    26.05.2006

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

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