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03.08.2007

New Unified Interpretations under MARPOL Annex I

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee 56th session (MEPC 56) agreed on two new Unified Interpretations on recent regulations under MARPOL Annex I. Both proposals were suggested by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).   Oil Fuel Tank Protection   IACS, in document MEPC 56/6 invited MEPC 56 to a new Unified...... More

03.08.2007

U.S. proposed phase-out of existing pollution prevention equipment postponed by MEPC 56

The U.S. proposed to The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee 56th session (MEPC 56) the mandatory phase-out of oily water separators and oil discharge monitoring systems complying with resolutions MEPC.60(33) and A.586(14) respectively, which had been superseded by resolutions MEPC.107(49) and MEPC.108(49). A five-year phase-out period was suggest...... More

03.08.2007

Electronic means to control oil discharges from ships?

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee 56th session (MEPC 56) agreed with the request from the Dominican Republic to consider amending MARPOL Annex I to require electronic means to control oil discharges from ships.   The purpose of the proposal is to address the perceived international problem of illegal discharges of waste oil through amendment...... More

03.08.2007

Applicability of article 2(4) of the MARPOL Convention to FPSOs and FSUs

At the recent meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee 56th session (MEPC 56) , the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) expressed its concern about the, in their view, unclear status of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Facilities (FPSOs) and Floating Storage Units (FSUs) as a ship under MARPOL and other IM...... More

03.08.2007

IMO revises reception facility inadequacy reporting

Due to the changes made to MARPOL Annex II and the categorisation of cargoes, the IMO has released a revised Reception Facility Feedback form for alleged inadequate facilities.   INTERTANKO first alerted the IMO to this discrepancy in 2006 during its Flag State Implementation Sub-committee meeting, and agreed to the suggestion of an amended form at its last meeting in June 2007.   In addition t...... More

03.08.2007

United States NOAA provides mariner guidance on Right Whale protection

A combined programme from the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has resulted in the development of a guidance resource for the ‘Prudent Mariner’ with details on both mandatory and recommendatory elements associated with the protection of the North Atlantic Right Whale.   The package, which is downloadable in full...... More

03.08.2007

FOSFA issues revised heating recommendations

We are pleased to advise members that the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations ( FOSFA) has issued revised instructions (for insertion in its Manual "Carriage of Oils and Fats").   The heating recommendations have been marginally revised as to temperature ranges on one or two of the oils in line with Codex standards. In addition FOSFA have included new pages that have been amended to...... More

03.08.2007

DIARY

[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]   3 August 2007 – IT Committee , Singapore IT Committee Meeting and first assessment of the ship equipment database pilot project. Contact : Minerva Alfonso   29 August 2007 – Documentary Committee, London Contact : John Fawcett-Ellis   30 August 2007 – Bunker Sub-Committee, Lond...... More

03.08.2007

INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file https://www.intertanko.com/upload/15827/Publication.pdf   Three easy ways to order:   Download an this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail to publications@intertanko.com Order directly from our online bookshop   Contact: Sall...... More