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Saturday, March 24, 2018

No. 33/2007




INTERTANKO initiates submission to MSC on approved independent service providers for inspection and maintenance of lifeboats

INTERTANKO has initiated a submission on the inspection and maintenance of lifeboats to the IMO's Marine Safety Committee (MSC), which will meet in Copenhagen 3-12 October 2007.   The submission   ( click here to view) is co-sponsored by industry partners from Bahamas , Dominica , Finland , BIMCO, Cruise Lines International Association ( CLIA), INTERCARGO, InterManager, INTERTANKO, Internationa...... More


Panama Canal Advisory to Shipping on compliance with requirement for Panama Canal SOPEPs

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued MR's Advisory to Shipping No. A-19-2007 , which reiterates that any vessel approaching  Panama Canal waters for transit must submit a Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP) at least 96 hours prior to its arrival. This requirement (which became effective 1 January 2005) is applicable to vessels with fue l and/or oil cargo-carryin...... More


STATOIL - new question in VIQ on procedures and equipment to prevent funnel sparks - and new Vetting Manager

We have received the following information from STATOIL, who has asked us to share this with our members. STATOIL has requested SIRE to consider the inclusion of a new question in the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ), in view of the fact that during the last few years three serious incidents have occurred in which vessels loading at their terminals have produced sparks from the...... More


Reminder - Paris MoU's Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) starts 1 September

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 30/2007 dated 27 July 2007,   we remind members that t he Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) will be carrying out a new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code on board ships. The campaign will start on 1 September 2007 and will last for a three-month...... More


Paris MoU issues 2006 Annual Report

The Paris MoU has issued its 2006 Annual Report, which is available here or at its website   Accompanying this Report the Paris MoU has issued the following press release:     'Now that the main principles of the New Inspection Regime (NIR) have been agreed, the Paris MoU is continuing its work to fill in the details of a new approach to port State control. While low-ris...... More


Minutes of Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC #3) meeting now available

We are pleased to advise that the minutes of the last meeting of the INTERTANKO Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC #3) are now available and have been approved by the Committee. Click here to view.   Contact : Howard Snaith or Fredrik Larsson ... More


U.K. DEFRA advice to shipping on EU foot and mouth restrictions

As part of the U.K. Government's response to the European Union's restrictions on the export of meat and dairy products put in place following the appearance of foot and mouth disease in Surrey, United Kingdom, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has asked the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to inform the shipping industry and recreational users of the sea of the...... More


Tanker conversion thriving

Supply has overtaken demand in all oil tanker market segments and freight rates have fallen to below break-even rates. Almost 29 m dwt of tanker tonnage will be delivered this year and less than 3 m dwt has been scrapped so far in 2007.   However, conversion activity is thriving. The dry bulk market is extremely strong and VLCCs are queuing up for conversion to Very Large Ore Carries (VLOCs). W...... More



  • 29 August 2007 – Documentary Committee, London
  • 30 August 2007 – Bunker Sub-committee, London
  • 7-8 September 2007 - ISTEC (No. 31), Sicily, Italy
  • 12 September 2007 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas), League City, U.S.
  • 18 September 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC), London
  • 18 September 2007 – Asian Panel, Tokyo
  • 20-21 September 2007 Tripartite Meeting, Tokyo
    1/2 October 2007 - Executive Committee, Paris
  • 9 October 2007: Hellenic Forum Autumn meeting, Athens
    18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee, London
  • 22 October 2007 – North American Panel, Houston, Texas
  • 31 October 2007 – 1 November 2007 - Latin American Panel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee, London
  • 15 November 2007 - Autumn Council, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee, Bergen, Norway       
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee, 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



Lloyd's List, 14.08.07 – Heightened level of concern ... More