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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Year 2010




Over 500 seafarers still held by pirates. Don’t forget them – they’re working for you.

The world’s independent tanker owners, INTERTANKO and its Members and Associate Members, are pleased that Paul and Rachel Chandler have been freed from captivity after more than a year of being held by Somali pirates, and amidst a wave of delighted media euphoria. Regrettably there are more than 530 seafarers currently held by Somali pirate gangs and more than 800 have been captured this year...... More


Swift receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IMO Secretary General

Dr Peter Swift has been presented, by the Secretary General of the IMO, Efthimios Mitropoulos, with   a special Tanker Shipping & Trade Lifetime Achievement Award.   Mitropoulos spoke of “ the tremendous contribution made to shipping by Peter throughout an illustrious career in the service of shipping .”   He went on to say that Peter’s name is synonymous with so many worthy causes, with which ...... More


INTERTANKO nominates a successor to Peter Swift

INTERTANKO’s Council will be invited at its October meeting in Singapore to appoint Joseph (“Joe”) Angelo, Deputy MD, to succeed Peter Swift as Managing Director on his retirement on 31 December, 2010. In addition, Katharina (“Kathi”) Stanzel has been appointed Deputy MD. INTERTANKO had an overwhelming level of interest in the position and some highly qualified and capable individuals were...... More


INTERTANKO calls for prosecution of Bow Saga pirates

Press briefing INTERTANKO calls for the prosecution of the Somali pirates whose attack yesterday on the Norwegian 40,085 dwt chemical tanker Bow Saga in the Gulf of Aden Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor was frustrated by the Spanish frigate Victoria , where the pirates are now being detained. We hope that these men will not be released due to the absence of any country willing to...... More


INTERTANKO hails another milestone as Somali pirates sentenced to ten years imprisonment in Seychelles

Press briefing In what is a historic milestone in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean , the Seychelles Supreme Court has for the first time prosecuted, convicted and sentenced 11 Somali pirates to ten years imprisonment. Eight were convicted of committing an act of piracy, and three for aiding and abetting an act of piracy. This move makes the Seychelles , along wi...... More


INTERTANKO applauds first European jail sentences for Somali pirates

It has been reported that the five Somali pirates recently tried by the  Rotterdam  courts for the failed hijack of the Sananyolu , have been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.   This could turn out to be a landmark case, since apparently the crew did not attend to give evidence in person but provided written testimony, and also since the pirates apparently threw their weapons over the side...... More


INTERTANKO calls for more aggressive approach to tabkle the scourge of Somali piracy

Given the global strategic importance of keeping the international shipping lanes through the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean open, INTERTANKO calls on governments to step up their involvement and make it more effective. The tanker industry appreciates the efforts of the naval forces, that have been protecting international shipping in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean from Somali-based...... More


INTERTANKO, IMPA and APA sign historic agreements to enhance tanker safety

Joint Press Release INTERTANKO / IMPA / APA Memoranda of agreement (MOA) were today signed by the Chairman of INTERTANKO, Capt Graham Westgarth, and the President of the International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPA) and of the American Pilots' Association (APA), Capt Michael Watson. These historic MOAs are aimed at improving cooperation and constructive dialogue between the associations and...... Login to view this article


Marine Training Centre (MTC) Hamburg certified for TOTS Simulator Courses

Joint press release from INTERTANKO and the Marine Training Centre   In what is a significant step forward in the vital process of the effective training of tanker officers, the Marine Training Centre (MTC) in Hamburg , has received its accreditation from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) this week to run TOTS simulator courses.   TOTS ( Tanker Officer Training St andards) offers training and verificatio...... More


Trieste fines move threatens ship and port safety.

The Port of Trieste has advised that, with effect from 3 March 2010, vessels using fuels with a sulphur content exceeding 0.10% by mass (in contravention of EU Directive 2005/33/EC) will be prosecuted with fine of between Euros 15,000 and 150,000 (usually 30,000 for the first offence). Exemption to the law will not be granted anymore and all eventual special authorisations issued in the past ar...... More