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No. 22/2006

  • 9 June - Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London
  • 13 June - INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 21 June – Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 31 August – Documentary Committee meeting, Stavanger (tbc)
  • 19 September - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 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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    Article

    02.06.2006

    Round Table representatives at meeting of Asian Shipowners’ Forum in Japan

    The 15th meeting of the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) was held this week in Karuizawa , Japan . The Forum is comprised of the Shipowner Associations of Australia, China , Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong , Japan , Korea ; and the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations comprising the Shipowner Associations of Indonesia, Malaysia , the Philippines , Singapore , Thailand and Vietnam . This year’s...... More

    02.06.2006

    SIRE reports – necessity of submitting owners' comments

    We have been advised that one of our members' vessels was not accepted by an oil company on the basis that the owner had not submitted "Owners' Comments" into the SIRE database. However, the reason the owner had not submitted owners' comments was that no deficiencies had been raised during the inspection.   Owners are advised that, even when no deficiencies have been raised and therefore no...... More

    02.06.2006

    AMSA Marine Notice 8/2006 – compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 8/2006 regarding revised pilotage requirements in the Torres Strait to be introduced by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments on 6 October 2006.   Specified in Marine Orders Part 54, this is a new compulsory pilotage area for the Torres Strait , further details of which are reproduced in the Marine Notice 8/2006...... More

    02.06.2006

    The Panama Canal Authority announces permanent implementation of auctioned booking slot

    Reference is made to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 21/06 , dated 26 May 2006.   Despite INTERTANKO’s direct appeal to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to abolish the auctioning of an extra daily booking slot upon expiry of the 60-day trial period, the ACP has nevertheless decided to make this arrangement permanent as from 1 June 2006.    Click here to view the circular No. A-12-2006, which...... More

    02.06.2006

    Bow Mariner report – USCG reply to INTERTANKO/ICS response

    We advised members of the availability of the USCG report into the loss of the Bow Mariner in our article in Weekly NEWS No. 01/ 2006   of  6 January 2006.   Within the report it was recommended that the USCG Commandant approach INTERTANKO and ICS over "forming a study group to examine the causes of all tank vessel explosions in the last five years involving tank cleaning to search for common...... More

    02.06.2006

    INTERTANKO takes renewed action against Orinoco River navigation hazards

    In 2005 INTERTANKO sent a letter plus reminders to the Instituto Nacional de Canalizaciones (INC) referring to the appalling conditions of fairway marking buoys and the lack of vital safety information in the Orinoco River , but no reply has been received. INTERTANKO has again this week, after receipt of further input from the membership, sent a fresh appeal to the INC for remedial action.  ...... More

    02.06.2006

    European Commission urges Member States to ratify and implement Ballast Water Convention to address problem of bio-invasions

    Last week the European Commission published a new Communication on Biodiversity, the term given to the total variety, complexity and interactions of all life on Earth. The document addresses the problems related to the continuous decline of biodiversity, which implies a decline of the so-called “ecosystem services”, such as the production of food, fuel, fibre and medicines, the regulation of...... More

    02.06.2006

    Safety Advisory - carbon monoxide levels during tank entry with coconut and veg oils

    The dangers apparent from carbon monoxide levels during tank entry, during the carriage of coconut oils and other vegetable oils, have been highlighted in The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association News Letter Volume 13 Number 1, January 2006 ( click here to view the article).   From a safety point of view because of the dangers involved, we felt it was appropriate to circulate this advisor...... More

    02.06.2006

    CDI - Marine Inspection - inspection requests

    Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 51/2005 of 21 December 2005, we would like to remind members of the new inspector appointment system that is in place within the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI).   The CDI’s Marine Inspection department (CDI-mid) is governed by the Statute of the Stichting Chemical Distribution Institute and is compliant with the Quality Management System in place...... More

    02.06.2006

    Problems encountered in the transfer of INTERTANKO's web site to a new platform

    In connection with the transfer of our web site to a new platform, we have unfortunately met with some problems relating to entering information in the Terminal Vetting Database, links in our Weekly NEWS, and login difficulties.    These problems are about to be solved but we apologise for any inconvenience they may have caused. Please report to webmaster@intertanko.com on any further problems...... More

    02.06.2006

    Three threats to (crude oil) tanker demand

    1.       The International Oil Daily reports that according to a Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) report released this week, Alberta oil sands production could nearly triple from 1.1. mbd in 2005 to 3 million barrels day (mbd) by 2015. This could mean that the U.S. could reduce oil imports from the Middle East and other overseas sources. Canada ’s oil sands are the second largest known...... More

    02.06.2006

    DIARY

    02.06.2006

    INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

    02.06.2006

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Fairplay Magazine, 25.05.06: Panama feature   Lloyd's List, 26.05.06: Worsening weather and restricting regulations add to salvors woe   Lloyd's List, 31.05.06: Gard sounds alarm bell over Brussels pollution directive ... More