IACS allows more time for comments on the JTP Common Rules - new deadline 30 September 2004

As previously reported, the IACS Joint Tanker Project's (JTP) proposed common rules for tank vessel newbuildings were released in late June 2004 with an initial request for comments by 31 August 2004. INTERTANKO, while supporting the development of the IACS Common Rules, requested IACS to extend the period for comments. The response from IACS received this week indicates that a new deadline for comments is set for 30 September 2004. This will give tanker operators and their associations more time to assess the impact of these new regulations.

The new date occurs conveniently a week after the next meeting of the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) where JTP representatives and our technical committee are invited to discuss the proposed regulations in more detail.

Contact: Dragos Rauta