INTERTANKO will be hosting a Vetting Seminar in Houston on Tuesday, 24 September 2002 in the Cottonwood Room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, (1200 Louisiana, Houston Tex 77002) from 09.30 hrs. until approximately 15.30 to 16.00 hrs.

The Seminar will be chaired by the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee Chairman, Mr Lars Mossberg. Dr. Peter Swift, Managing Director, Mr Svein Ringbakken, Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Dragos Rauta, Technical Director, and Capt. Howard Snaith, Marine Manager, will be attending from the Secretariat.


Representatives from oil majors will also be attending to talk about structural vetting and other topical issues. In addition, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers, as well as a presentation on the Q.88 form.


A list of items on the agenda will be circulated in our next weekly.


For hotel accommodation, reservations can be made at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - phone: +1 (713) 654 1234 / Fax: +1 (713) 951 0934. The room rate for reservations up to 5th September is USD 115 + tax (approx. USD 19.55). When making reservations please make mention to INTERTANKO's event.


Those wishing to register may do so to:


Contact: Donna Tang de Leon,