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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 27/2006

  • 21 June – Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 31 August – Documentary Committee meeting, Stavanger
  • 14-16 September - Tripartite Meeting, Seoul
  • 19 September - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 22-23 September – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee meeting, Spetses
  • 2 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 3 October – Vetting Committee meeting, London
  • 3 October – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Mumbai
  • 23 October – Insurance & Legal Committee, London
  • 2-3 November - World Shipping (China) Summit, Shenzhen
  • 14-15 November – INTERTANKO Council meeting, London
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    IACS Chairman visits INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO London Office

    Chairman and President of the China Classification Society, Li Kejun, who took over the chair of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) on 1 July 2006, visited INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO’s London Office this week.    Discussions explored several areas in which IACS and INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO and other Round Table associations could continue - and where appropriate increase -...... More


    Canada has made its ballast water discharge regulations mandatory

    Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations have just been published by the Government of Canada ( click here to view). These regulations came into force on 28 June 2006. This means that all the operational requirements must now be complied with (i.e. ballast water exchange, ballast water management and reporting). For the most part, these requirements are consistent with the IMO Ballast...... More


    MARPOL Annex II reception facility questionnaire

    INTERTANKO has kept you advised of the work being undertaken regarding reception facilities both within the Port Reception Facility Forum and within the IMO. We recently advised you of the discussion and our input on this issue at the IMO during the 14 th session of the Sub-committee on Flag State Implementation (FSI 14).    Following on from this, the IMO is in the process of further developin...... More


    OPRC-HNS Protocol - an overview to assist members

    INTERTANKO has produced a guidance document to assist members with regard to the HNS Protocol (Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000) which was adopted following a Diplomatic Conference held from 9 to 15 March 2000 at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Conference was held...... More


    Amendments to ESP thickness measurement come into force

    As from 1 July 2006 new amendments to the Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP) require that the thickness of longitudinal members that need to be gauged should, as a minimum, be measured as follows:   1)  two readings for each deck plate and bottom shell plate; 2)  all longitudinal members comprising two girth belts for tankers between 10 and 15 years of age and three girth belts for tankers 15 year...... More


    ISGOTT Edition 5 – available this month

    According to Witherbys, the publisher of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT), the 5 th edition of ISGOTT will be available some time during this month (July). In this revised edition, account has been taken of the latest thinking on a number of issues including:   Ø        generation of static electricity and stray currents Ø        the use of mobile phones and...... More


    July joint INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO members’ lunch focuses on fatigue as part of the human element

    The next members’ lunch in London for UK-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members will focus on the issue of human fatigue. It will take place on Wednesday 12 July 2006 from 12.00 to 14.30 at our London office. A brief presentation on the human element, which will focus on the issue of fatigue, will be given by Steve Goodwin of DNV Maritime Solutions, followed by a question and answer session....... More







    Lloyd's List, 30 June 2006 – Last Word – on a mission ( Mission to Seafarers) Lloyd's List, 30 June 2006 – Challenge to anti-pollution rules referred to European Court Financial Times, 1 July 2006 – Shipping groups win court clash on pollution Anderimar Shipping News, 3 July 2006 - Shipping industry wins right to challenge EU directive ENDS Europe Daily, 3 July 2006 - Shipping firms win polluti...... More