14th meeting of North American Panel, 23 October 2003 in Washington, DC

More than 30 members and guests attended the 14th meeting of the North American Panel in Washington, DC, on 23 October 2003 under the chairmanship of Richard du Moulin. RAdm. Tom Gilmour, Assistant Commandant USCG, joined the meeting for the discussion on maritime security and the USCG Final Rule published on Wednesday (Click here for Final Rule). The opportunity was also taken to review the proposed new tasks to be undertaken under the USCG/INTERTANKO Partnership Agreement. Other topics covered included the Terminal Vetting Programme, the regulatory measures post Prestige and industry’s concerns over the Permanent Means of Access proposals. A full report of the meeting will appear next week.

Contact: Dragos Rauta