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No. 21/2001

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25.05.2001

PORT NEWS

U.S.A. – Houston Ship Channel takes advantage of recent dredging We have been informed that the Houston Pilots have agreed to extend by one hour the sailing cut off for vessels with a beam greater than 135 feet and with less than 32 feet of draught.  This is described as an attempt by the Houston Pilots to make the Port of Houston more competitive by taking advantage of the channel that has...... More

25.05.2001

INTERTANKO’S MD ADDRESSES BIMCO ON THE TANKER INDUSTRY’S QUEST FOR QUALITY

Speaking at BIMCO’s General Meeting in Beijing last week, INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Peter Swift, suggested that the quest for quality within the tanker industry includes more than the elimination of the sub-standard. Touching upon topics such as public image and perception, Dr Swift stressed the industry’s drive for continuous improvement in performance and service. ... More

25.05.2001

PARIS MOU - RESULTS OF PARIS MOU CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON TANKERS OVER 15 YEARS OLD

The Paris MoU has recently announced the results of its Concentrated Inspection Campaign on tankers. The campaign, which was carried out during the period September – November 2000, targeted oil tankers (chemical carriers were excluded) over 3,000 grt (5,000 dwt) and more than 15 years old. The campaign took place across the Paris MoU region without, however, the participation of Denmark,...... More

25.05.2001

AUSMEPA INVITES INTERTANKO MEMBERS TO JOIN THE ORGANISATION

As previously reported, INTERTANKO supported the establishment of the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) through a national poster competition amongst Australian school children. The winner of the contest, Miss Lizzy Stringer (11), was invited to a prize ceremony at our recent Sydney Tanker Event. (See our press release dated 25 April AUSMEPA would like to invite...... More

25.05.2001

INVITATION TO INTERTANKO’S OPEN HOUSE DURING NOR-SHIPPING

On Tuesday 29 May 2001 from 1800-1945 INTERTANKO will be holding an Open House, to which the Executive Committee, Members, Associate Members and friends who are in Oslo in connection with Nor-Shipping are cordially invited. Please let us know if you will be joining us!... More

25.05.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Aframaxes- the breadwinners of the year Aframax freight rates started to improve at the beginning of 2000, and while freight rates for Aframaxes have fallen recently, these falls have been relatively less than those for VLCCs and Suezmaxes, which are currently below break-even rates for new ships. Over the period since the end of 1999 WorldScale (WS) rates Caribs to US Gulf 70,000 dwt, which...... More

25.05.2001

USCG QUALSHIP 21 AND THE PARIS MOU - TARGETING SYSTEMS

As requested by the Vetting Committee we circulate links to the targeting system for sub-standard vessels as utilised by the United States Coast Guard and The Paris MoU. The US Coast Guard Port State Control web page can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/psc/psc.htm At the USCG web site you will find  the following information: The USCG Priority Boarding Matrix On the USCG PSC site you wil...... More

25.05.2001

BUNKER ALERT: CONTINUED HIGH CCAI FUEL DELIVERIES IN CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA

“On January 18, 2001 DNV Petroleum Services alerted all customers to the occurrence of high CCAI deliveries in Cartagena. Not surprisingly over 50% of the deliveries also exceeded the density limit. Since this initial alert DNVPS has tested over 30 bunkerings, of which 70% exceeded a CCAI level of 860, and 33% exceeded 865 CCAI with one delivery at 883 CCAI.  In addition, 48% of the high CCAI...... More

25.05.2001

PORT ISSUES

Italy – single hull ban gone for good? The Italian Environment Minister, the rigorous promoter of the immediate ban of single-hulled tankers in nearly all Italian ports has, in common with the Transport Minister, not kept his job after the recent election.  We understand it is unlikely that the new Environment Minister will pursue the project. INTERTANKO will retain contact with its Italian...... More

25.05.2001

New INTERTANKO publications

ROB and the Charterparty Freight Retention Clause INTERTANKO’s technical consultant Dr Timothy Gunner has written for INTERTANKO a paper on the technical aspects of ROB claims including the measurement of ROB and an explanation of the terms often referred to in such clauses. Click here to download a free copy of this publication (3.9MB Word document) An Explanation and Guideline for Pumping...... More

25.05.2001

VETTING - ISM NON-CONFORMITIES AND NEAR MISS REPORTS

The issue of ISM Non-Confo rmity and Near Miss reports was raised by one of our members after receiving a note of deficiency regarding their ISM system, because the vessel’s Near Miss and Non-Conformity files were empty. The member ’ s point of view was that if these files were empty then this was positive proof that the system was operating to 100% efficiency. The matter was considered at the...... More

25.05.2001

UNANNOUNCED OIL SPILL PREVENTION DRILLS IN CALIFORNIA

The California Office of Spill Prevention & Response conducted their first drills under the new programme of unannounced oil spill prevention drills last week. INTERTANKO has major concerns with regard to the implementation of this drill regime and met State officials in California on Thursday 24 May.... More

25.05.2001

INTERTANKO PARTICIPATE IN EC BALLAST WATER PROJECT

With growing concern regarding the possibility of international legislation for ballast water treatment entering into force in the next 3 years, the European Commission has funded a project which sets out to establish the viability of alternative treatment methods to ballast water exchange. Given our previous work on the ballast water issue, INTERTANKO has been invited to join the project and...... More

25.05.2001

MANDATORY AUSTRALIAN BALLAST WATER REPORTING FORM

Further to the Weekly News article published on 9 March regarding the implementation of mandatory ballast water requirements for Australia, a copy of the Ballast Water Decision Support System (DSS) application form can be downloaded by clicking the following link – Ballast Water Decision Support System   The form will have to be filed in order to be registered with the Australian authorities so...... More