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No. 09/2008




DE 51 - 51st session of IMO's Sub-committee on Design and Equipment

Last week the 51st session of the IMO's Sub-committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE 51) took place in Bonn , Germany . A large delegation from INTERTANKO was present to cover developments on a number of important issues on the DE 51 agenda – including the following:   Onboard waste treatment installations DE 51 completed the revision of a number of relevant regulations in MARPOL Annex I and...... More


DE 51 - Implementation of MSC.1/Circ.1206 on lifeboat inspection/maintenance

Although there was some progress at DE 51 on Life Saving Appliances (LSA), due to time constraints a number of important issues were not discussed, such as design problems with on-load release hooks. This issue was instead referred to an inter-sessional correspondence group, which will report to DE 52 in 2009.   With regard to the maintenance and servicing of lifeboats and their associated...... More


Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – Former INTERTANKO research manager to lead Oil & Tanker Market Session discussions

We are very pleased to announce that Herbjørn Hansson , Chairman & CEO of Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd, will be chairing the Oil & Tanker Market Session at the Istanbul Tanker Event 2008.   Having led INTERTANKO's Research Section for half a decade in his early days, and having obtained senior managerial and commercial experience in key positions in the past 28 years at i.a. Kosmos/Andre...... More


Membership Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to all those who have taken the time to take part in our Membership Satisfaction Survey. In order to have as comprehensive an overview as possible, we would appreciate feedback from those who have not yet done so.   We would therefore be grateful if you would please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire which was distributed with the membership invoice and return it by fax ...... More


Safety investigations into marine casualties

This week INTERTANKO attended a seminar onboard the HQS Wellington in London , focusing on Marine Investigation. Brian Martin-Castex from the IMO gave delegates the background to the draft IMO "Code of International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident" (Casualty Investigation Code), and elaborated on its objectives.   It is...... More


New IMO publication – 3rd edition of International Medical Guide for Ships

The third edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships has now been published. This contains fully updated recommendations aimed to promote and protect the health of seafarers, and is consistent with the latest revisions of both the World Health Organization (WHO) Model List of Essential Medicines and the International Health Regulations.   The International Labour Organization's (ILO's...... More


Implementation difficulties with Ship Sanitation Certificates (SSCS)

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 38/2007 of 21 September 2007, several members have advised the Secretariat that they are experiencing difficulties obtaining ship sanitation certificates. INTERTANKO has therefore contacted the World Health Organization (WHO), the body responsible for the International Health Regulation (IHR), which requires that certificate.   The WHO advises that they...... More


INTERTANKO screening advice prior to ship-to-ship (STS) operations

From time to time, a charterer re-lets a vessel to a sub-charterer who, in turn, has the right to designate the vessel for ship-to-ship transfers. The head charterer may as a result request from the head owner a screening of the prospective STS vessel for suitability for STS transfer.   How should such a screening be undertaken? The Vetting Committee reviewed this question and offers the...... More


SIRE Director elaborates on SIRE to INTERTANKO's members in Singapore

The Oil Companies' International Marine Forum's (OCIMF's) SIRE Director, Captain David Savage, gave a presentation ( click here to view) to over 60 INTERTANKO members in Singapore last week. The well-attended event was an opportunity for INTERTANKO's members to discuss developments relating to SIRE (Ship Inspection Report) inspections and ask Capt. Savage for clarification on various aspects of...... More


Lars Carlsson speaks on ships' emissions

A number of INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO UK-based members attended a luncheon seminar last week at the Association's offices in London which focused on ships' emissions. Lars Carlsson, former INTERTANKO Chairman (2001 – 2004) and currently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading (SEAaT), discussed why it is vital for the shipping industry to be...... More


INTERTANKO hosts Chemical Seminar in Panama

INTERTANKO is pleased to advise members that it is hosting a Chemical Seminar in Panama on 8 April 2008 at the Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Centre, Via Israel & 77 th Street , San Francisco , Panama City, Republic of Panama .   Attendance is free of charge, and members may send as many delegates as they wish. All we request is that members complete the registration form in order that we c...... More


How will increased bio-fuel use and better vehicle efficiency affect U.S. gasoline demand?

It is said that driving is as American as apple pie. At more than 9m barrels a day, gasoline accounts for almost half of U.S. oil demand, and more than a tenth of that of the world. According to the Financial Times, Capitol Hill wants to curb this. Use of biofuels, mainly ethanol, is to be expanded five-fold to 2.4 million barrels per day (mbd) by 2022. In addition, new cars must achieve 35 mil...... More



  • 6 March 2008 – Asian Panel, Singapore
  • 12-13 March, 2008 – Latin American Panel meeting, Miami, FL, U.S.
  • 17 March 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT, U.S.
  • 19 March 2008 - Vetting Committee meeting, Connecticut, U.S.
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting, Athens
  • 8 April 2008 - Chemical Seminar, Panama
  • 9 April 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Panama
  • 16 April 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 17 April 2008 – Bunker Sub-committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 17 April 2008 – Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 18-19 April 2008 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical & Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 22 April 2008 – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • First week June 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Athens
  • 4 June 2008 - Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 11 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, U.S. NE Coast
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London

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