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No. 41 2011




Mediterranean States implement ballast water regime

A voluntary ballast water management regime will be implemented in the Mediterranean Sea from 1 January 2012. The regime has been agreed by all countries bordering the Mediterranean and effectively urges ships to undertake ballast water exchange before entering the Mediterranean from the Atlantic or Indian Oceans.   The details of the regime have been provided to the IMO in a circular from the...... More


US EPA – VGP one-time report electronic system now available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has advised that the subject electronic reporting system is now available. For each vessel covered by the Vessel General Permit (VGP) programme, the owner/operator is required to submit a one-time report between 30 and 36 months after obtaining a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.   For vessels that obtained coverage...... More


INTERTANKO welcomes new Marine Director John Boreman

We are very pleased to announce that John Boreman started work last week for INTERTANKO in the position of Marine Director. Having started out as a deck cadet in 1977, John comes to INTERTANKO with extensive tanker knowledge and commercial shipping experience. He also gained a degree in civil and structural engineering and worked for a while with Ove Arup & Partners.   The bulk of his previous...... More


Weekly News banner advertising - make your presence felt

Your Weekly News electronic newsletter goes out to more than 2,400 recipients each and every week to a targeted, enthusiastic readership. Did you know that there are opportunities for you to advertise your company and services through this medium?   There are still weekly slots available for 2011 so if you would like to promote your organisation through INTERTANKO’s Weekly News bulletin, please...... More


INTERTANKO & OCIMF Tanker Industry Conference, Singapore 3 November

INTERTANKO and OCIMF have been working with Seatrade to organise the Seatrade Tanker Industry Conference, which is a conference designed around a content-driven agenda, created by and delivered by senior executives from around the world. High-profile speakers from the industry are being lined up to lead discussions on the pressing agenda faced by the tanker industry today. The Tanker Industry...... More


BMP4 and Piracy: the Menace at Sea DVD - get your free copies now!

Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy Version 4 (BMP4) has replaced the successful BMP3 booklet. BMP4 is now available for delivery and INTERTANKO Members are entitled to free copies for their own use and distribution. As BMP4 provides guidance and advice to ship operators and seafarers, it is essential that its distribution is focused on getting copies to shippi...... More



20 October 2011 – Chemical Tanker Committee, London
25 October 2011 – INTERTANKO Tanker Offshore Committee (IOTC), Oslo
1 November 2011 – Latin American Panel, Cartagena, Colombia
1 November 2011 – Lunchtime Seminar, INTERTANKO, London
3 November 2011 – Tanker Industry Conference, Singapore

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INTERTANKO’S Guide to the Vetting Process NEW 9th edition now available

INTERTANKO's Guide to the Vetting Process has been completely revised and expanded into a new 9th edition which is now available in hard copy and as an electronic e-book. It contains concise, yet comprehensive descriptions of the principal tanker vetting systems and the screening process, as well as up-to-date information on the different ship inspection systems of oil and chemical companies,...... More