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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

No. 19/2001

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11.05.2001

CALIFORNIA UNNANNOUNCED DRILLS

For several months the State of California has indicated that it will commence a programme of unannounced drills to test the adequacy of vessel contingency plans and response assets.  On 25 April 2001 the State's Office of Spill Prevention and Response issued what it represents are "final" Guidelines and Objectives for the drill programme.  INTERTANKO has been actively engaged in efforts to...... More

11.05.2001

INTERTANKO MEETS WITH PARIS MOU ADVISORY BOARD THIS WEEK

INTERTANKO were invited to meet with the Paris MOU advisory board in Brugge 9 May 2001. A more detailed report will be included in the Weekly NEWS next week.  In brief, the advisory board consisted of approximately 50 European Port State Control representatives and also included the USCG and the Tokyo MOU. The decision by the advisory board to invite Industry representatives to attend had been...... More

11.05.2001

REVISED REPORTING FORM FOR PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES

With continuing activity within INTERTANKO on the implementation of port reception facilities the Environmental Committee has revised the reporting form for use by members when encountering inadequate reception facilities. With various projects underway at both national and regional levels, such as the Arabian Gulf and in Europe, the Environmental Committee is keen to increase the reporting on...... More

11.05.2001

SUMMARY FROM THE PIRACY SESSION AT THE SYDNEY TANKER EVENT – 25 APRIL

Please click here for a summary of the main points covered in the Piracy Session at the Sydney Tanker Event Wednesday 25 April ... More

11.05.2001

LETTER FROM WILLIAM O’NEIL, IMO REGARDING MEPC 46

INTERTANKO has received a letter from IMO expressing thanks for INTERTANKO’s cooperation in the preparation of the Study on the Impact of the Proposals to amend MARPOL regulation 1/13G. The letter also invited INTERTANKO to analyse the impact of the MEPC 46 Session’s decision on the existing tanker fleet by numbers of units and gross tonnage/deadweight.  Please click here to read a copy of the...... More

11.05.2001

INTERTANKO’S STATEMENT: SINGAPORE AND MALACCA STRAITS MANDATORY UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

As a result of several enquiries through the INTERTANKO Ship Inspection Vetting Committee and the INTERTANKO Safety and Technical Committee regarding reports that some vessels are exceeding the Under Keel Clearance requirements for deep draft vessels transiting the Straits of Malacca, INTERTANKO has made a statement on the current situation. ... More

11.05.2001

MEETING WITH SINGAPORE MPA - 3RD MAY 2001

Dr. Timothy Gunner, Technical Consultant to INTERTANKO, and Minerva Alfonso, the INTERTANKO Asian Representative, had a meeting with the Singapore Maritime Port Authority ( MPA) on 3 May 2001. The scope of the meeting was to discuss issues relating to bunkering in Singapore and particularly the revision of the Singapore Bunkering Code CP60.  Two major items are being undertaken for the revision...... More

11.05.2001

INTERTANKO MOVES ON SEVERAL FRONTS IN THE EU

Erika I & II After the settlement of the phasing out issue at the IMO and signals from the European Parliament that they are willing to compromise on remaining issues in order to reach decision, it now seems likely that the European Transport Ministers will adopt final EU legislation on the port state control, classification and phasing out proposals towards the end of June.  At the same time...... More

11.05.2001

CHARTERPARTY INFORMATION

INTERTANKO and the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) jointly hosted a successful series of maritime law seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland from 26-30 April 2001. Members of INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee joined forces with the MLAANZ for these seminars which were very well supported with a total attendance of 115 for the three days. The seminars focused ...... More

11.05.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

11 May, Lloyd’s List ‘INTERTANKO chief issues salvo on ship safety’   ... More

11.05.2001

PORT COSTS

Italy – INTERTANKO strikes against discriminatory agency tariffs INTERTANKO has sent a request to FEDERAGENTI (The Federation of National Maritime Agents) in Rome to argue against the current application of agency tariffs in Italian ports.  A higher tariff is being charged to non-Italian vessels despite proper funds being available “in the Italian territory” as required by the relevant...... More

11.05.2001

CLARIFICATION ON CHEMICAL TANKERS SHIP TYPE III REGARDING PHASE-OUT OF SINGLE HULL TANKERS

The question as to whether the chemical tankers Ship Type III are to be subject to the new accelerated phase-out has been raised once again by several members. ... More

11.05.2001

VIRUS ‘HOME PAGE’

A virus called ‘home page’ affected many e-mail users worldwide this week. INTERTANKO apologies to any members who received the virus via our e-mails.   ... More

11.05.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

AFRICAN OIL OUTPUT INCREASING Most African oil producers are projected to increase production over the next three years, except Egypt and Gabon. The strongest increase is projected in Nigeria, where production is expected to reach 2.9 mbd in 2003, up from 2.2 mbd in 2001. N African net oil production is projected to increase by 0.2 mbd and W African by 1.2 mbd, over the period. Please click her...... More

11.05.2001

INVITATION TO INTERTANKO’S OPEN HOUSE DURING NOR-SHIPPING

On Tuesday 29 May, from 1800-1945*, INTERTANKO will be holding an Open House, to which members, associate members and friends who are in Oslo in connection with Nor-Shipping are cordially invited. The Open House will provide an opportunity for you to visit INTERTANKO’s offices and enjoy some light refreshments with the INTERTANKO’ staff. Should you wish to join the Open House, please contact...... More

11.05.2001

PORT NEWS

Egypt/Port Said – environmental fines The Chairman of Port Said General Port Authority has issued the following circular dated 2 April 2001: Please be informed that Port Said General Port Authority shall impose the following immediate obligatory fines toward vessels that contravene the environmental regulations, while berthing alongside quays in Port Said port. Such fines are considered symboli...... More

11.05.2001

PORT ISSUES

Italy makes U-turn on single-hull tanker ban After having banned all single-hull tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon as from 15 February 2001, heated discussions on the consequences of an expanded ban in such ports as Trieste, Ravenna, Brindisi, Augusta, Gela, Cagliari, Leghorn and Genoa have continued during the past weeks.  Arguments have been focused on the effect of rendering unworkable...... More