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Friday, October 19, 2018

No. 22/2008




Call for members' support for incident reporting scheme as we log a 22% increase in tanker incidents in 2007

The number of tanker incidents increased in 2007 by 22% to 326 incidents. This compares with an increase of 65% in 2006 over 2005. Unfortunately both the number of fatalities and the amount of pollution increased as well.   The number of incidents during the first part of 2008 indicates that the number of incidents may be declining. The projection of the number incidents for this is below 290...... More


Paris MoU training and inspection campaigns

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (MoU) has issued a press release this week which includes several issues that are of particular interest to members:   Global Harmonised standards INTERTANKO is particularly pleased to note the statement made by Richard Schiferli, the General Secretary of the MoU: “I am particularly pleased with the decision to provide all MoUs which...... More


MSC 84 - Amendments to SOLAS – correction to last week’s article

An error occurred in last week’s Weekly NEWS article, for which we apologise. We repeat the corrected article below:   The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 84) has adopted a number of amendments to the SOLAS Convention. Among the amendments were:   Casualty Investigation Code: This amendment makes it mandatory for administrations to carry out investigations in the event of a casualty or an...... More


Results of review of MARPOL discrepancies identified by Port State Control

The IMO Flag State Implementation (FSI) Sub-committee has considered statistics gleaned from records provided by 34 Port States of discrepancies related to MARPOL regulations for the ships they inspected during 2006. The document recognises that the number of reports is low. A brief statistical summary follows:   -           51,589 ships boarded in 2006 - 1,053 (2.04%) were detained - a total...... More


Industry's Image and Career Opportunities afloat and ashore to be debated at Cyprus Conference

The Image of Shipping and its inter-relationship with Career Prospects and Opportunities afloat and ashore will be debated at the 2 nd International Ship Management Summit to be held in Limassol , Cyprus , 30 June-1 July. Click here for details and Registration Form.   The Summit will bring together leading ship owners, ship managers and industry associations. INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr...... More


Why the high rates?

According to Finn Engelsen Jr at Lorentzen & Stemoco, almost all markets are booming, whereas according to conventional thinking they should not be. The oil tanker market, in particular, is showing massive strength, contrary to the predictions of some that VLCCs were in for a dive this spring.   The link to the skyrocketing oil price is, according to Finn Engelsen, quite apparent. But the stron...... More



  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 04 September 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 11 September 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 12-13 September 2008 – ISTEC meeting, Monaco
  • 15 September 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Connecticut
  • 23-24 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, Boston
  • 14 October 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Houston
  • 23 October 2008 – Hellenic Mediterranean Panel meeting, Athens
  • 28-29 October 2008 – Latin American Panel meeting, Cancun, Mexico
  • 3/5 November 2008 – Asian Regional Panel meeting, Hong Kong
  • 12 November 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 17 November 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 18 November 2008 – Council meeting, London
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London

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INTERTANKO's ILO 180/MLC 2006 guidance booklet now available!

This new INTERTANKO booklet aims to evaluate how the safety management system could be used to assist in establishing a compliance guidance document for ILO 180/MLC 2006 and provides guidance on:   a)      how to implement, comply, monitor and audit the hours of work or rest requirements and b)      how to provide documentary evidence of compliance.   The book was produced jointly by INTERTANKO...... More



TradeWinds, 22.05.08 - Late submission on gas detection stirs owners Lloyd's List, 23.05.08 - Ruling on EU pollution dispute set for next month Lloyd's List, 23.05.08 - Initiative to standardise officer skill levels ... More