MARPOL Annex II reception facility questionnaire

We have received a poor response to our request a couple of weeks ago. We would be grateful if chemical tanker owners would kindly complete and return this short questionnaire as soon as possible please.

INTERTANKO has kept you advised of the work being undertaken regarding reception facilities both within the Port Reception Facility Forum and within the IMO. We recently advised you of the discussion and our input on this issue at the IMO during the 14th session of the Sub-committee on Flag State Implementation (FSI 14). 

Following on from this, the IMO is in the process of further developing its Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) database http://gisis.imo.org/Public/ in many areas. But the area of interest to this communication relates to the Annex II reception facility information that is available within the GISIS web site. This includes the manner in which the information is presented and the detail of the information, not only at the current time but especially when the revision to Annex II comes into force on 1 January 2007, and particularly the additional requirements regarding pre-wash for certain vegetable oils. 

We will have an opportunity in our discussions with the IMO Secretariat to supply our input and feedback regarding not only what information is or would be beneficial to you (the users), but also the format of the way in which the information could be presented. In this regard we have prepared an explanation of the information we seek from you and five simple questions (click here to view). 

Please help us to help you by completing the very short questionnaire and returning it to Adele Garnett. 

Contact:Howard Snaith