Voluntary Structural Guidelines for new ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene

It was agreed by INTERTANKO’s Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) that the INTERTANKO delegation should require clarification on a document submitted by Denmark requiring structural recommendations for new ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene. This was to question the possible conflict of the proposals from Denmark and some of the current IBC Code requirements and MSC/Cir. 1095.  However this was pre-empted by a clarification from Denmark that suggested their proposal be renamed as voluntary guidelines. As a result, the INTERTANKO delegation considered that the mandate given by ISTEC had therefore been addressed.

Contact: Dragos Rauta