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No. 26/2007




Mandatory company and registered owner identification number

In May 2005, the IMO adopted a new SOLAS regulation XI-1/3-1 Company and registered owner identification number and amendments to regulation XI-1/5 on the mandatory company and registered owner identification number, with entry into force expected to be on 1 January 2009.   INTERTANKO recommends its members to aim to achieve early compliance with this requirement. This will include amending the...... More


Results of INTERTANKO Cadet Berth Survey 2007

The results of the survey on cadet berth availability, set in motion earlier this year by INTERTANKO’s Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC), are now available.   HEiSC believed that it would be useful to undertake a confidential survey of INTERTANKO members to determine the present situation of cadet berth availability among the membership. The questions asked in the survey were as...... More


Australia – drills of free-fall lifeboats

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 11/2007 stating that, in accordance with an IMO recommendation, it is immediately implementing a change to the requirements for the drills of free-fall lifeboats on Australian ships. Similarly, it will not object to foreign ships conducting similar drills of free-fall lifeboats in Australian waters where those arrangements...... More


Australia – prevention of accidents with lifeboats

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 12/2007 reminding owners, operators, and masters of measures that may be taken to reduce the high incidence of accidents involving lifeboats. Modifications should not be made to lifeboats and their associated equipment without the prior approval of the relevant manufacturer. The notice also provides for the establishment o...... More


INTERTANKO membership criteria and best practices revised

We are pleased to advise members that INTERTANKO’s Q-Quest group, "Quest for Quality"(a sub-committee of the Executive Committee) has reviewed the existing membership criteria that are currently in use, as previously endorsed by INTERTANKO's Council. At the request of the Council, it has further reviewed our numerous existing membership criteria: a) with a view to reducing the number of criteri...... More


INTERTANKO Safety Bulletin

After our success with INTERTANKO’s periodic ad-hoc electronic Bulletins, which target people with a specific area of interest, a dedicated Bulletin focusing on safety is now available.   This new Bulletin joins INTERTANKO’s existing ad-hoc Bulletins, which are related to vetting, the environment, human element and chemical.   Members who wish to receive any of above electronic bulletins send...... More


Spot tanker market

    The biggest trades in the tanker spot market today are AG/East and AG/West (as shown in the graph above). In these trades spot fixtures represent 42% and 35% respectively. Total trade from AG represents some 40% of total world oil trade with tankers and the spot share of that is 40%.   The trades with the largest spot shares are West Africa/West with 61%, Baltic West with 55% and West...... More


DNV Petroleum Services revises its Bunker Alerts

DNV Petroleum Services has announced a change in the presentation of its Bunker Alerts. The graphical information pertaining to the issued Bunker Alert will be posted on DNVPS' customer service web site and will be available to authorised users through login ID and password access. D ifferent graphs and charts will be shown describing fuel quality trends, average values vs. actual off-specifica...... More



  • 11 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 3 August 2007 – IT Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 18 September 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 19 September 2007 – Asian Panel meeting, Tokyo
  • 1 October 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Paris
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 22 October 2007 – North American Panel meeting, Houston, Texas
  • 31 October – 1 November 2007 - Latin American Panel meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee meeting, Bergen, Norway     
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Hong Kong, China
  • 26 November 2007 – Vetting Seminar, Philippines

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2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   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 Order directly from our online bookshop   Contact: Sall...... More



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