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No. 15/2008




INTERTANKO Tanker Event 2008 – senior executives and high-profile guests gathering in a week’s time in Istanbul

The INTERTANKO Tanker Event 2008 is kicking off in one week’s time at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul .   With senior executives from many INTERTANKO members attending, as well as high profile guests, it promises to be THE networking event for the tanker industry and THE event covering the major issues of concern and interest in the tanker industry.   The complete programme can be...... More


Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – Exclusive viewing of UK P&I Club video “Gas Matters”

On Monday 21 April, at the end of the INTERTANKO Council meeting, Amir Azizan, INTERTANKO Executive Committee and Member of the Board of the UK P&I Club, will introduce an important new video presentation on gas carrier safety.   The UK P&I Club states: There is a positive connection between gas shipping’s safety record, the public’s confidence and the lack of obstructive regulation. The...... More


INTERTANKO sets up a representative office in Brussels

INTERTANKO has established a representative office in Brussels . This will broaden and strengthen the Association’s links with the European Commission, Parliament and other Representatives, and also with the Association’s long-standing Brussels consultant ADS Insight.   “ This move will bring INTERTANKO closer to the European regulators and decision makers ,” says Kristian Fuglesang. INTERTANKO...... More


New Japanese regulation on the prevention and elimination of pollution by Hazardous Noxious Substances (HNS)

In June 2006, Japanese domestic law relating to the Prevention of Marine Pollution and Maritime Disaster was revised to adopt the OPRC-HNS Protocol.   From 1 April 2008, it became compulsory for HNS tankers, when sailing within specified areas ( Tokyo Bay , Ise Bay, Seto Inland Sea including Osaka Bay ) to secure materials, equipment and the necessary expert advice for the prevention and...... More


INTERTANKO Tanker Officer Training Standards Explanation and FAQ

In view of the impending release of the INTERTANKO TOTS standard, we are pleased to advise members and other readers that we have produced a pamphlet which explains the TOTS system in detail, and includes a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which may be downloaded as a pdf file from:   Printed copies of this document are also...... More


INTERTANKO Chemical Committee representatives meet in Panama

The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) and the Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee ( Americas )(CTCA) held their annual joint meeting in Panama this week. Click here for the agenda to the meeting.   The committee members have finalised a revised proposal regarding the INTERTANKO position regarding inert gas regulations for newbuildings, which will be sent for technical comment by the INTERTAN...... More


ALERT Ship Repair Symposium Newcastle 1-2 September 2008

Over the past twenty years a number of ships have been lost without trace possibly (or known to have been) as a result of structural failure.   The most recent and influential high profile cases involved the tankers Erika and Prestige . The report into the loss of the Prestige by the Bahamas Maritime Authority made a number of recommendations concerning the survey, inspection and repairs of...... More



  • 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 - Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO’s Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 22 April 2008 – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Istanbul
  • 23 April 2008 – Documentary Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 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
  • Early September 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
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INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS   NEW 200 7/8 publications catalogue now available!   Click here to download INTERTANKO’s full publications catalogue for 2007/2008 with over 40 titles.   4 easy ways to send us your order:   Online:          Order directly from our online bookshop E-mail:          Send your order by e-mail to Fax:             Download this form and fax to our Osl...... More



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Membership Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete our Membership Satisfaction Survey. In order to have as comprehensive an overview as possible, we would appreciate feedback from those who have not yet participated.   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