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Friday, October 19, 2018

No. 50/2006




Loyola de Palacio dies

Loyola de Palacio died in Spain this week at the age of 56, after a five month battle with cancer. She was European Commissioner for Transport and Energy and Deputy President of the European Commission between 1999 and 2004. She was an active member of Spain 's Popular Party for 30 years and served as agriculture minister under the government of Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar between 1996 and...... More


EMSA Panel on double hull tankers concludes its activities

Established in April 2004, the European Maritime Safety Agency 's ( EMSA's) Panel on double hull tankers issued In June 2005 a Report containing eight recommendations with measures to further improve the safety aspects of double hull tankers. Since then the Panel has had a few more meetings to discuss and monitor the follow-up activities from these recommendations.   The Panel held its last...... More


Reminder: Brazil to implement ballast rules 30 Dec 2006

The Brazilian Authorities have issued a reminder to shipping interests that its delayed implementation of the approved ballast water management plan requirements will go ahead on 30 December 2006.   From 30 December, all ships visiting Brazilian ports will be required to have on board an approved ballast water management plan. Approval for the plan is to be given by either the flag administrati...... More


MSC 82 - Final report on Navigation, LSA equipment, LRIT, VDR/S-VDR & BRM

Final reports from the 82 nd session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) from Istanbul in the first week of December (see also Weekly NEWS No. 49/2006 ).   Survey of shipborne long-range identification and tracking of ships (LRIT) equipment   As regards performance standards for shipborne long-range identification and tracking of   ships (LRIT)...... More


MSC 82 – Circulars approved relevant to ship managers and owners

The MSC 82 approved a number of circulars and circular letters relevant to ship managers and owners.   As the circulars have not yet been finalised and issued by the IMO, INTERTANKO will make them available via our Weekly NEWS in due course.   MSC.1/Circ.1215 - Early implementation of amendments to SOLAS chapter III and the International Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code.   MSC.1/Circ.1217 -...... More


MSC 82 - New Goal-Based Ship Construction Standards - Pilot Project with the IACS Common Structural Rules

In order to progress with the development of the Goal Based Standards (GBS) it was agreed at MSC 82 to run a Pilot Project that would conduct a trial application of Tier III - Verification of the GBS. This would be run for oil tankers and bulk carriers with the intention of validating the Tier III verification framework, identifying shortcomings and making proposals for improvement.   The Pilot...... More


MSC 82 - Applicability of SOLAS regulation on Means of Access to single-hull tankers being converted to double-hull tankers

With regard to the applicability of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-6 (means of access) to single hull tankers being converted to double hull tankers, MSC 82 agreed that the regulation should not apply to tankers converting from single hull to double hull or to tankers converting to FPSOs/FSUs. It also agreed that if, in the course of conversion, substantial new structures were to be added, these new...... More


MSC 82 - Statutory damage stability verification

INTERTANKO submitted to MSC 82 its document MSC 8/18/4 regarding "Damage stability verification of oil, chemical and gas tankers". This was in response to, and in support of, the submission MSC 82/18/3 by the United Kingdom , Denmark , Germany , Norway and Sweden , which proposed means of correcting inadequacies in the methods used to verify compliance with damage stability requirements contain...... More


INTERTANKO lunch for diplomats in Oslo

Oslo-based diplomats from 28 countries, leading industry figures and INTERTANKO staff assembled on 11 December for lunch at Shippingklubben, hosted by INTERTANKO's Vice-Chairman, Patrick Decavele. This is the twelfth time INTERTANKO has arranged such a lunch in Oslo .   In his speech before commencement of the lunch, Decavele took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of international...... More


Cost bench marking - call for pilot group

INTERTANKO is considering entering a joint venture with Drewry Shipping Consultants to offer its cost benchmarking database to members. Drewry has developed an advanced cost benchmarking database from which INTERTANKO members could benefit.    INTERTANKO intends to create a membership pilot group to test the concept. The members who join the group will have the benefit of access to a...... More


OPEC crude supply drop of 555,000 bbls/day in November almost balanced out by higher OECD output

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that total November oil supply fell by 50 thousand barrels per day (kbd) to 85.4 million barrels per day (mbd). OPEC ( Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) reductions were almost counterbalanced by higher OECD ( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ) supply.   OPEC crude supply fell 555 kbd in November to...... More



  • 10 January 2007 - Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) meeting, London
  • 11 January 2007 – Associate Members Committee meeting and dinner, London
  • 25 January 2007 – INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee meeting.
  • 30 January 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 7 February 2007 - Joint Chemical Tanker Committee & Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee (Americas) meeting, Houston
  • 8-9 February 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Panama
  • 21 February 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 26 March 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-27 March 2007 - Council meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-28 March 2007 - Annual Tanker Event, Houston TX
  • 15 May 2007 - Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Athens
  • 16 May, 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting Athens
  • 16 May 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Hong Kong, China

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Bunkerworld, 11 December 2006 – US confirms SECA study timetable Fairplan, 13 December 2006 - Singapore urges distillate debate Bunkerworld, 13 December 2006 - SSA cautious on switch to distillate fuel Lloyd's List, 14 December 2006 - Singapore calls for distillate fuel feasibility study Lloyd's List, 14 December 2006 - Straight-talking Anglo-Eastern boss Cremers has a reputation to maintain...... More