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Sunday, October 21, 2018

No. 43/2006




INTERTANKO’s Chairman Stephen Van Dyck inducted in to America’s Cup Hall of Fame

At a lavish ceremony and dinner in New York on 26 October INTERTANKO’s Chairman Stephen Van Dyck saw his name added to a select list of the most illustrious defenders and challengers of the America ’s Cup – the America ’s Cup Hall of Fame: Roll of Honor. INTERTANKO congratulates him on this recognition of his outstanding achievements, sportsmanship and sailing successes and the award itself,...... More


INTERTANKO submission to IMO (MSC 82) on damage stability

Following discussion and agreement within the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) and Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee Americas (CTSCA), INTERTANKO has made a submission MSC 82.18.4 to the 82 nd session of the IMO Marine Safety Committee (MSC 82) in response to a submission MSC 82.18.3 from the United Kingdom , Denmark , Germany , Norwa...... More


INTERTANKO submits paper to MSC 82 regarding lifeboat inspection

At the 14 th session of the IMO Flag State Implementation Sub-committee (FSI 14) in June 2006 the members of IMO were invited to submit their recommendations and proposals on which parts of MSC.1/Circ.1206 should or should not become mandatory under the SOLAS convention.   After discussion and agreement at the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), INTERTANKO and...... More


MEPC 55 update - Chapters 17, 18 and 19 of the amended IBC Code

As reported in Weekly News No. 41/2006 of 13 October 2006, part of the agenda for the 55 th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 55) was to review and accept MEPC 55/WP 8, a working paper developed by the drafting group tasked to review the amendments to the IBC Code.   MEPC 55/WP 8 contains a list of the products that have been classified or re-classified since the...... More


ACP Advisory on need to have onboard all documents required by revised MARPOL Annex II

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued Advisory to Shipping A-31-2006 stating that ACP regulations require compliance with the MARPOL Convention, including any subsequent amendments.   The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued Circular Letter No. 2730 in July 2006, whereby it announced the entry into force date of 1 January...... More


Spain reports presence of zebra mussel in the Ebro River

During a European Environment Council meeting held this week, Spain introduced a paper detailing the recent invasion of the zebra mussel in regions along its coast. The Spanish paper was aimed at initiating discussions on a European instrument to coordinate the European policy on this issue.   The zebra mussel is well known for having been transported from the Black and Caspian Seas to the Nort...... More


Early implementation of Southern South Africa Special Area

As advised as part of INTERTANKO’s report from the IMO’s MEPC 55 meeting, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted the Southern South African Waters as a new Special Area.   The new Special Area will enter into force on 1 st March 2008, not as previously advised 1 st February 2008.   In acknowledging the concern raised by South Africa relating to the discharge of oil in the...... More


IMO guidance for the expeditious disembarkation of persons rescued at sea

Following high profile diplomatic incidents involving rescues at sea in recent years, the IMO has adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea ( SOLAS ), 1974, and the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 ( SAR ).   These Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) resolutions entered into force on 1st July 2006 and set out the obligations of the...... More


The people of Panama approve the Canal expansion plans

Reference is made to INTERTANKO’s article published in Weekly NEWS No. 17/2006 dated 28 April 2006 on the announced expansion of the Panama Canal .   On 22 October the people of Panama overwhelmingly approved the expansion of the Panama Canal , which involves the construction of a new set of locks. One lock complex will be located on the Pacific side to the southwest of the existing Miraflores...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO host joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming joint technical seminar in Mumbai on 22 November 2006, hosted by INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO and aimed primarily at the associations’ joint members and associate members in the region.   The venue for this joint seminar will be the Hotel Renaissance Mumbai. A full schedule and registration form can be accessed here . Attendance is free of charge for member...... More


Minutes of Vetting Committee meeting #29 now available

Further to the Vetting Committee meeting # 29 held in London on the 3 October 2006, we are pleased to circulate a copy of the Minutes and action points arising. The Minutes have been approved by the Committee and may be accessed here .   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Poseidon Challenge and Intercargo/Dry Bulk presentations to shipbrokers

The London branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers hosted a session this week at which presentations were given by INTERTANKO’s MD Peter Swift and INTERCARGO’s Secretary General Roger Holt.   In his presentation ( click here to view) Swift spoke of the shipping industry’s record of steadily improving performance while society’s expectations for safe, environmentally responsible, reliab...... More


Still a fragmented aframax ownership

In its September 2006 aframax report, Johan G. Olsen lists 734 aframaxes (up from 694 in September 2005) (including 30 OBOs) plus 235 orders (up from 147 in September 2005).   Teekay is the biggest aframax owner with 46 ships (6% share) (of which Teekay Norway operates 9 aframaxes), MISC has 36 (5% share) and Tanker Pacific 24 ships (4% share). The next on the list are 15 owners with 10 to 22...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]     2-3 November - World Shipping ( China ) Summit , Shenzhen   INTERTANKO is one of the honorary organisers for the World Shipping ( China ) Summit 2006, which will be held at the Wuzhou Hotel in Shenzhen, P.R. China, on 2-3 November 2006.   The topic of this year's summit is...... More



NEW PUBLICATION * ‘Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide’ * NEW PUBLICATION

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