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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Year 2009




INTERTANKO calls for action on piracy off West Africa

INTERTANKO is shocked and appalled by the report of the Chief Officer who lost his life during a pirate attack on the tanker Cancale Star off Cotonou on 24 November. The Association and its Members express their condolences to his family and colleagues.   INTERTANKO notes with deep concern the continuing violent piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea , particularly off Nigeria and Benin . This...... More


INTERTANKO releases Tanker Energy Management Guide to reduce GHG emissions from shipping

INTERTANKO is publishing this week its new Guide for a Tanker Energy Efficiency Management Plan (TEEMP). This moves forward in practical terms the IMO process to reduce actual GHG emissions from shipping by assisting operators to implement a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan as recommended by IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.683.   This Guide is based on INTERTANKO Best Practice, using information...... More


INTERTANKO builds on IMO process with policy statement on GHG emissions from shipping

Executive summary   INTERTANKO’s policy on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions from ships, as approved by the Association’s Council,  has been written into a comprehensive policy statement that will be used by us as we represent our Members in upcoming international fora discussing GHG emission reductions.  This policy will be reviewed and updated, as necessary, based on developments in...... More


New Chairman for INTERTANKO

Nicholas Fistes has decided to step down as INTERTANKO’s Chairman due to his additional business commitments. At its meeting today in London , the Association’s Council elected Capt Graham Westgarth to succeed Fistes as Chairman, with immediate effect.   Westgarth has been a member of our Council for nine years, a member of the Executive Committee since 2006 and was elected Vice Chairman in May...... More


Best Management Practices re piracy in GoA andoff Somalia - Version 2

An updated version (Version 2 dated August 2009) of the Industry Best Management Practices (BMP) re piracy in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia has just been released on 21 August 2009 to the shipping industry.   The updated BMP are of particular importance and urgency to reach ship owners/operators/masters/crew before the expected end of the monsoons later this month, which is likely to correspond...... More


Protecting ships against armed pirates – INTERTANKO position

PRESS RELEASE 3 July, 2009   Merchant ship protection   How can pirate attacks and/or armed robberies on merchant ships be deterred, delayed or even prevented? How can merchant ships prepare before entering a high-risk area? and how to minimise the risk of being attacked?   The vulnerability of ships transiting such areas varies greatly. A prudent operator and his seafarers will take into accou...... More


INTERTANKO's welcome at release of Hebei Two tinged with disappointment at failure to exonerate

INTERTANKO is delighted that Captain Jasprit Chawla and Chief Officer Syam Chetan, Master and Chief officer of the Hebei Spirit , have finally been released after being held in Korea for 550 days since the accident in December 2007, and will be returning home within days.   That these men were held for so long is unjust and unacceptable, and support for their case has come from a uniquely broad...... More


INTERTANKO encourages IMO to set target levels to reduce GHG emissions

INTERTANKO encourages the early establishment by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of target levels for the energy efficiency for new ships, in its recent submission to the upcoming IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee.   Setting such targets would become part of the discussions on the Energy Efficiency Design Ind ex (EEDI) for new ships which is currently under consideration...... More


Seatrade Award for INTERTANKO's TOTS initiative

INTERTANKO’s Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) initiative has won the Seatrade Award for the category of Investment in People which recognises a significant contribution to the recruitment, training, retention and advancement of the industry’s most valuable asset, its people.   Launched in April 2008 during INTERTANKO’s Istanbul Tanker Event, TOTS is a core competency-based training syst...... More


TOTS from INTERTANKO now e-TOTS from Seagull

Seagull and INTERTANKO are   very pleased to announce there is now an electronic version of TOTS available in the Seagull Training Administrator.   In response to many of Seagull’s customers and INTERTANKO’s members requesting an easier method of adopting INTERTANKO’s Training Officer Training Standards (TOTS) initiative, Seagull and INTERTANKO have negotiated an agreement with INTERTANKO to...... More