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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

No. 05/2003




Meeting of INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee

Discussions included actions to be taken in the wake of the Prestige accident, INTERTANKO’s extensive Work Programme for 2003, extra insurance cover in the event of a terrorist attack and the need to identify the impacts of unlimited liability on the industry.... More


MD speaks in Arendal on ‘Tankers in Troubled Waters?’

MD Peter Swift stressed the critical importance of strict adherence to international maritime law and review processes, and spoke of INTERTANKO’s basic opposition to, and rejection of, both unilateral and regional measures.... More


INTERTANKO’s Bunker Sub-Committee meets in London 4 February 2003

The meeting will take place at The St. James’s Club, under the chairmanship of Mr. Hamish Cubitt (Anglo-Eastern Ship Management (UK) Ltd.)... More


INTERTANKO’s Safety, Technical And Environmental Committee to meet in London 5 February 2003

The meeting will take place at The St. James’s Club, under the chairmanship of Dr. Nikos Mikelis (Paralos Maritime Corp. S.A).... More


Environmental Committee meets on 17 February in Edinburgh

The meeting will include discussion of the IMO Guidelines on ship recycling, the European and International anti-fouling legislation, regional developments on reception facilities, IMO’s progress on the ballast water Convention and the completion of the INTERTANKO Environmental Awareness Guides.... More


Strike continues in Venezuela with partial return to work

The national strike is continuing although some employees, such as in the education and food industries, are returning to work. In general, production is resuming slowly, and the operational situation at the oil terminals appears to have improved somewhat.... More


Greenpeace activists board tanker

On 24 January Greenpeace activists boarded a tanker in the St. Vincent Gulf protesting to Mobil’s Port Stanvac Refinery in Adelaide against delivery of shale oil, claimed to be polluting and adding to the greenhouse effect.... More


National Contact Points for Safety and Pollution Prevention

The IMO has issued MSC Circular 1052/MEPC.6 Circular 8 entitled National Contact Points for Safety and Pollution Prevention.... More


Guidelines re Cooperation in Marine Casualty Investigations

The IMO has issued MSC Circular 1058/MEPC Circular 400 entitled Interim Guidelines to assist Flag States and other substantially interested States to establish and maintain an effective framework for consultation and co-operation in Marine Casualty Investigations.... More


5th Edition of the Ship Inspection Report now available

The 5th Edition of the (SIR) Ship Inspection Report (Chemical and Gas) and Mapping Document are now available from the CDI website. Hard copies will be available from CDI after 7 February.... More


IMO Provisional Categorization of Liquid Substances

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has issued Circular 8 entitled Provisional Categorization of Liquid Substances.... More


Single-hulled tanker phase-out calculator available on INTERTANKO’s website

INTERTANKO has developed a programme for downloading which displays the phase-out year for a single-hulled tanker once the category and the year of build for the tanker have been entered. In the same window one sees simultaneously the phase-out years under MARPOL 13G, the proposed EU regulation and under OPA ’90. The phase-out calculator be downloaded from INTERTANKO’s web site . Contact : Erik...... More


One million dwt of tankers being sold for demolition in 2003 despite the strong market

INTERTANKO has recorded 13 tankers of one million deadweight tonnes sold for recycling the first three weeks of 2003, including one VLCC, one Suezmax, three Aframaxes, three Panamaxes and 5 tankers 20-36,000 dwt. The average building year of the tankers sold was 1976, ranging from 1973 to 1980. One of the sales involved the Aframax tanker Tasman Sea, which suffered a collision outside China las...... More


Steep decline expected for Mexico’s main oil field- PIW

Petroleum Intelligence Weekly reports that the Cantarell oil field, provider of roughly 65% of Mexico’s crude oil production, or 2.1 mbd, is due to go into steep decline, with output dropping to about 1.46 mbd by 2006, according to an internal report by the upstream unit of state Pemex. Cantarell, located in the Gulf of Mexico, is the source of Mexico’s heavy Maya export grade. The output decli...... More



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