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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

No. 44/2007




IMO releases "Guidelines for ships in an emergency"

The IMO has now released MSC.1/Circ.1251 : "Guidelines on the control of ships in an emergency for Member Governments, shipmasters, companies, salvors and others engaged in a maritime emergency", which was approved by MSC 83 earlier this month.   The guidelines seek to provide a framework of authority for masters, salvors and coastal states in case of an emergency.   The guidelines recognise th...... More


Key decisions from MSC 83 on implementation of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) System

Key decisions relating to the implementation of the Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) System were made by the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its 83 rd session. MSC 83 accepted a contingency offer from the United States to host, build and operate, on an interim and temporary basis, the International LRIT Data Exchange (IDE), agreeing that a permanent location should be foun...... More


Latin American Panel holds extremely productive two-day session in Buenos Aires

INTERTANKO’s Latin American Panel met this week in Buenos Aires , Argentina .   Under the leadership of Chairman Carlos Juan Madinabeitia of Tradewind Tankers, the Panel discussed a number of important issues.   Managing Director Peter Swift's presentation on an overview of INTERTANKO and the major issues in which INTERTANKO is involved. An excellent presentation by Cdr. Luiz Zecchin of...... More


INTERTANKO hosts two Vetting Seminars

21 November 2007, Hong Kong - for operators, with oil major presentations 26 November, Manila - specifically for seafarers   We emphasise that these two seminars approach the subject of vetting in quite different ways.   The Hong Kong Seminar is our more traditional vetting seminar with vetting presentations given by BP Shipping, Petronas, Rightship, Conoco Philippines and a presentation by...... More


Tanker Daily Operating Costs rise 9.1% in 2006 according to Moore Stephens Study

Following the publication of its OpCost 2007 publication, Moore Stephens organised a Ship Operating Costs Seminar where Richard Greiner, partner Shipping Industry Group of Moore Stephens, presented the main results of the study.   Whilst more attention is paid to the developments in the freight and trade markets, the significant upward pressure on operating costs can be noted (see Table 1) for...... More


Uncertainty grows as the dollar falls and the oil price rises

Investors are becoming increasingly nervous as the dollar falls to a fresh low against the Euro and a 26-year low against sterling. We are witnessing failing consumer confidence, a record high oil price – also in real terms – but lacklustre freight rates. This situation indicates that it is not increased oil demand that is causing the oil price to rise, but rather political tension. Deflation a...... More



  • 5 November 2007 - Forum on Piracy and Armed Robbery, Singapore
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 – Documentary Committee meeting, London
  • 14-15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 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 – Seafarers Vetting Seminar, Philippines
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul

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INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS   2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   Four 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...... More


INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS, 26.10.07 -  Scrubbers is a dirty word Bunkerworld, 26.10.07   -  Scrubbers is a dirty word Lloyd's List, 29.10.07 - Fistes looks to balance his wet and dry commitments Lloyd's Ship Manager, Oct. 2007 – Freefall lifeboats Lloyd's List, 1.11.07 – Over a barrel Lloyd's List, 2.11.07 – Intertanko awaits 'opinion' from ECJ ... More