INTERTANKO offers support to change load line zones

INTERTANKO has this week approached the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) regarding the load line zones off the South African coast.

At present, the load line zones are drawn in such a way as to allow a westbound vessel to pass on its summer draft, but only on its winter draft when eastbound.

It is our understanding that SAMSA has this issue on its agenda, and therefore we have offered our support, advice and help in case it has any desire to investigate this issue further, and/or to bring the matter to the IMO’s attention.

Contact:Fredrik Larsson