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No. 23/2001

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08.06.2001

CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT OF KOREAN REGISTER VISITS INTERTANKO

Mr. Sung Kyu Chun, Chairman and President of the Korean Register of Shipping (KR), and Mr. Jong-Won Kim, General Manager for the Statutory Services Department, visited the INTERTANKO office last week. Founded 40 years ago, the KR does Statutory requirements for 22 flags. KR and INTERTANKO have agreed to exchange views on matters of common interest and it is hoped KR will play a more active role...... More

08.06.2001

SINGAPORE - SHORT DELIVERIES OF BUNKERS

The MPA of Singapore stresses that it is mandatory for all bunkers suppliers to comply with the Singapore Bunkering Code CP60 for bunkering operations in the port waters, but not for those outside the port limits. INTERTANKO would like information from members on bunker shortages.... More

08.06.2001

THE US ENERGY CRISIS

America this year faces the most serious energy shortage since the oil embargoes of the 1970s. The National Energy Policy Development (NEPD) Group has issued a report which addresses the fundamental imbalance between supply and demand. The report advocates increasing and diversifying the range of energy options so that consumers are not vulnerable to price spikes and supply disruptions.... More

08.06.2001

VOLVO OCEAN ADVENTURE - INTERTANKO MEMBERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

In connection with its sponsorship of the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Regatta) Volvo intends to launch a programme they call the Volvo Ocean Adventure. Web-driven, the Volvo Ocean Adventure seeks to bring ocean science to the classroom in ways both similar and different from other interactive systems. A principal difference will be the use of "limpet" sensors attached to the hull a...... More

08.06.2001

EU COMMISSIONER LOYOLA DE PALACIO SUPPORTS INTERTANKO’s VIEW ON THIRD LAYER OF OIL SPILL COMPENSATION

On 7 June INTERTANKO representatives met EU Commissioner Loyola de Palacio. INTERTANKO specifically raised its concerns about the European Parliament’s Transport Committee’s two main proposals to extend the scope of the COPE fund to cover pollution damage by bunkers and hazardous cargoes and to include shipowners in the funding of the proposed third tier of liability. The Commissioner considere...... More

08.06.2001

IMO TAKE FIRST STEPS ON PORTS OF REFUGE

Places of Refuge, as they are to be termed, are to be added to IMO’s work programme. IMO’s Safety of Navigation (NAV) Committee has been charged with defining the term and issuing Terms of References along with three sets of guidelines. Meanwhile INTERTANKO continues to encourage action on this issue in the European Union... More

08.06.2001

INTERTANKO REPRESENTATIVES MEET USCG ADMIRAL PLUTA

Earlier this week INTERTANKO representatives met Rear Admiral Paul Pluta, the newly appointed Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.  Admiral Pluta succeeded Admiral Robert North at the beginning of May and took the opportunity of a visit to the IMO for the MSC meetings to attend a dinner hosted by Peter Swift, Svein Ringbakken and Dragos Rauta.  He was joined by...... More

08.06.2001

MOORED/PASSING VESSEL INTERACTION QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSTON/GALVESTON

The interaction between moored and passing vessels is a recurring problem for vessels in Houston. Ships and barges have been pulled off docks causing line breaks, hose ruptures, and other damages. In an attempt to research the history and magnitude of vessels being pulled away from their moorings, Houston-Galveston Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) has developed a questionnaire for...... More

08.06.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Deepwater Gulf shines as star in US oil show – Petroleum Intelligence Weekly
US oil stocks rising - US Energy Information Administration
Spot tanker freight rates reduced ... More

08.06.2001

PORT NEWS

Egypt/Suez Canal – revised draught restrictions The Suez Canal Authority has issued revised draught restrictions for vessels transiting the waterway with effect from 05 June 2001. In line with the SCA (Suez Canal Authority) policy to upgrade the Canal in the service of world navigation, and on the occasion of the near completion of the present stage of development, the following has been decide...... More

08.06.2001

PORT COSTS

Korea – increase of port handling charges Korean port handling charges will rise by five percent from 07 June 2001. The authorities say that the rise is due to an increase of about eleven percent in leased port facilities this year. Source: Fairplay 05 June 2001 Russia/Novorossiysk – a new drastic increase of towage charges is expected Further to the drastic increase of towage charges advised i...... More

08.06.2001

GENERAL AVERAGE CLAUSES DEPARTING FROM THE YORK ANTWERP RULES – A REMINDER

INTERTANKO has been asked to write again on the issue of General Average Clauses. In a move to protect the internationally recognised regime as set out in the YAR Rules of 1994, the International Group of P&I Clubs actively opposes moves to erode the system by excluding from cover the additional risk introduced by certain charterparty clauses such as the Exxon GA Clause.... More

08.06.2001

INTERTANKO FOCUSES ON TRAINING OF PERSONNEL

At its meeting in Sydney, the Associate Members Committee recommended that INTERTANKO should chart the need for the training of junior personnel and likewise determine the opportunities for training within the INTERTANKO membership. The variety of shipping-related business environments represented within our membership and associate membership could offer a significant number of opportunities f...... More

08.06.2001

FIRE PLANS, THEIR COLOUR AND VETTING INSPECTIONS

We have received some enquiries regarding the use of colour on shipboard Fire Plans. There appears to be two lines of thinking among PSC and oil majors, one that Fire Plans should be coloured, the other just the contrary because there is no specific requirement for coloured plans. The Ship Inspection Vetting Committee has discussed this issue and concluded that Shipboard Fire Plans should be in...... More

08.06.2001

THE EUROMÉDITERRANÉE DEVELOPMENT GROUP

The EuroMéditerranée development group would be pleased to make a presentation on what they can offer to growing companies interested in developing their European/Mediterranean trade. They will be available for private meetings on the following dates and places: 25-26 June SEOUL, KOREA 27-29 June TOKYO, JAPAN 2 July HONG KONG, CHINA 4 July SHANGHAI, CHINA What can EuroMéditerranée offer? As a...... More