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No. 08/2003

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21.02.2003

Join us at the Washington Tanker Event 6-9 April 2003

Plans for this year’s annual gathering are progressing swiftly, promising an interesting and comprehensive programme for delegates and visitors. Register early and secure hotel space in one of the busiest capitals of the world.... More

21.02.2003

INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) Meeting

The INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), held its twenty second meeting last week in London, under the chairmanship of Dr. Nikos Mikelis. As expected, it included lengthy discussions with respect to the Prestige accident. ... More

21.02.2003

ISTEC brainstorming exercise on newbuilding guidelines

ISTEC agreed on a number of measures to further the conclusions of the meeting in Shanghai on 9 November, which recognised the desirability of encouraging the construction of ships that were more robust, safe and environmentally-friendly. ... More

21.02.2003

INTERTANKO Bunker Sub-Committee #11 Meeting

The INTERTANKO Bunker Sub-Committee held its eleventh meeting in London on 4 February 2003 under the chairmanship of Mr. Hamish Cubitt. Protection of bunker tanks, amendments to EU Directive 1999/32, and homogenising technology for the reduction of oil sludge formation were among the items discussed.... More

21.02.2003

Environmental Committee 16th meeting

Vice-Chairman, Mr Bjorn Sodahl chaired the meeting which covered eleven issues concerning the tanker industry and the environment. The meeting was preceded by a two day course on the marine environment hosted by the University. (see next article)... More

21.02.2003

INTERTANKO holds Marine Environment Course

In conjunction with the Environmental Committee meeting in Edinburgh this week, a two day course on the Marine Environment was organised by Heriot-Watt University. The extensive course covered all aspects of the marine environment from basic principles of marine life to the more applied nature of pollution impacts and effects.... More

21.02.2003

Emergency escape breathing devices and fire plans discussed at IMO

INTERTANKO attended the IMO Fire Protection Sub-committee during the week 10 to 14 February 2003. Various issues were discussed but of direct interest to members were emergency escape breathing devices and fire plans revisions to A.654(16).... More

21.02.2003

EU combat pollution by “oil fingerprinting”

The European Commission announced last week that it was to launch guidelines for port states on assessing the source of unidentified oil spills. The Guidelines, being developed by the Swedish Coastguard would base the assessment principles on oil fingerprinting techniques already expensively used by states in Europe and also in the US.... More

21.02.2003

IMO publishes STCW White List

The IMO has published an updated list of parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention) known informally as the White List. ... More

21.02.2003

US Pilotage Rates on Great Lakes

The US Coast Guard is extending the comment period on its proposed changes to pilotage rates on the Great Lakes until 24 April 2003.... More

21.02.2003

Mediterranean Action on Pollution from Ships

INTERTANKO attended the 6th meeting of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) in Malta last week to oversee the progress being made by the UN Agency regarding prevention of pollution from ships in the Mediterranean Sea.... More

21.02.2003

INTERTANKO Shuttle Tanker Committee meets in Oslo 6 March 2003

The meeting will take place at Rainbow Slottsparken Appartment Hotel, Oslo, under the chairmanship of Mr. Øivind Larsen, Uglands Rederi AS.... More

21.02.2003

Advanced Media Training Course to be held in Washington DC Monday 7 April

INTERTANKO arranges an Advanced Media Training Course in connection with the Annual General Meeting in Washington DC in April. Are you prepared to communicate in an effective manner? Register today!... More

21.02.2003

Oil Mist Detectors

Based on an ISTEC review, INTERTANKO has recently opposed a UK campaign in IMO to develop and approve guidelines for the manufacture and installation of Oil Mist Detection Devices in ships Engine Rooms.... More

21.02.2003

Request to participate in test for digital selective calling stations

The USCG are requesting participation of vessels within 20-150 nm off the US Coast DSC to participate in test of their DSC stations (Digital Selective calling) during the period 24 Feb - 24th March. ... More

21.02.2003

USCG Marine Safety Information Bulleting - inerting requirements

USCG Group/Marine Safety Office Long Island Sound issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin reminding operators and masters of tankers of requirements for inerting cargo tanks when flammable or combustible cargoes or cargo residues are carried.... More

21.02.2003

Russian oil export hindered by capacity restraints? – IEA

According to the February IEA monthly oil market report, plans by Russian oil producers to increase oil production also in 2003 may become restrained if export capacity cannot be freed up. The recent weather delays and political bottlenecks together with three successive months of falling exports had led to speculation concerning outlets for a potential production increase. IEA estimate that 20...... More

21.02.2003

Chinese oil demand shows highest growth 2000-2003

Although China only accounts for 6.8% of world oil demand, Chinese oil demand has had the highest growth during the period 2000 to 2003 (projection). In this period Chinese oil demand has grown by 0.52 mbd and is projected by IEA to reach 5.3 mbd in 2003. At number two in oil demand growth comes the Middle East (accounts for 6.5% of world oil demand) with an increase of 0.39 mbd in the same...... More

21.02.2003

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

Fairplay Weekly, 20 February – Open debate needed on UNCLOS Fairplay Weekly, 20 February - IMO loses its prestige in Europe Fairplay Weekly, 20 February - IMO struggles to keep members united Lloyd’s List, 19 February - Norway to set up ‘Prestige barrier’  ... More