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No. 23/2003

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06.06.2003

INTERTANKO’s Open House

Almost one hundred guests from the shipping community attended our Open House on 3 June. We are delighted that so many new and old acquaintances were able to visit us during these hectic Nor-Shipping days.... More

06.06.2003

Nor-Shipping: ITOPF receives the Thor Heyerdahl Award

INTERTANKO congratulates ITOPF on winning the Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award.... More

06.06.2003

Nor-Shipping: First Vetting Seminar in Oslo with record attendance

Arranged in conjunction with the Norwegian Shipowners Association, over sixty delegates attended along with representatives from oil companies including Statoil, Fortum Oil and Gas and Norsk Hydro. The topics covered included: An Update and Overview of SIRE, Structural Assessment and CAP, Oil Major Requirements and An Update of Statoil Vetting Requirements ... More

06.06.2003

Nor-Shipping: ‘Coping with unpredictability’ at the Seatrade Conference on 5 June 2003.

Erik Ranheim, Manager Research and Projects INTERTANKO, spoke at the Seatrade Conference “The State of the Markets” on the theme “Coping with unpredictability”. His presentation focused on the unpredictability of both future tanker demand and tanker supply.... More

06.06.2003

Nor-Shipping: INTERTANKO speaks at ISM Seminar

INTERTANKO’s Marine and Chemical Director, Howard Snaith, presented a paper entitled ‘ISM - the tanker owners’ perspective’ at the session ‘The users’ perspective" chaired by Sigmund Inge Eriksen.... More

06.06.2003

Nor-Shipping: INTERTANKO’s principal issues addressed at the Press Conference

With over twenty journalists attending INTERTANKO’s Nor-Shipping Press Conference, MD Peter Swift together with Svein Ringbakken, Howard Snaith and Erik Ranheim presented the principal issues on INTERTANKO’s current work programme.... More

25.06.2003

INTERTANKO enhances its service to chemical tanker owners

To further enhance its service to chemical tanker owners INTERTANKO is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Howard Snaith to Marine and Chemical Director and the appointment of Ms Margaret Doyle as Chemical Manager.... More

25.06.2003

Norway protests against ban of tankers in Spanish EEZ

On 30 May Norway delivered a demarche to Spain as a formal protest against Spain’s action of requiring transiting Norwegian flagged tankers to navigate outside the Spanish 200 nautical mile EEZ.... More

06.06.2003

Debate on IMO’s Role in developing newbuilding standards

Greece and The Bahamas have called upon the IMO to incorporate into the new Strategic Plan newbuilding standards governing the design and construction of ships. The majority of delegates at IMO’s MSC session fully supported the proposal, whilst the IACS Chairman opposed it.... More

06.06.2003

European Parliament votes for post-prestige accelerated phase-out of single-hulled tankers

On 4 June, the plenary session of the European Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of the Commission’s post-Prestige proposal to accelerate the phase-out of single-hulled vessels, to immediately ban the transportation of heavy fuel oil in single-hulled vessels and to broaden the applicability of the Condition Assessment Scheme.... More

06.06.2003

European Parliament votes on the first reading of the Sulphur Content in Marine Fuel Directive

The European Parliament adopted a three-phase approach to sulphur content in marine fuel in the EU, also including vessels whose voyage began outside the Community.... More

06.06.2003

Proposed voluntary IMO model audit scheme

At the MSC 77 a "working group" has been set up to explore the proposal for a voluntary IMO Model Audit Scheme, the purpose of which is to improve Member States’ implementation of appropriate IMO instruments, obligations and responsibilities.... More

06.06.2003

Ships to report for expanded inspection in the Paris MOU

The Paris MoU has now issued a further directive outlining the reporting requirements that have to be complied with in order to avoid delays. Under the new rules certain ships will be due for expanded inspection 12 months after the last expanded inspection.... More

06.06.2003

OPA 90 Hazardous Substance List expansion proposed in 2003 Coast Guard Authorization Act

The CG Authorization Act of 2003 includes a proposal to expand the number of chemical cargoes subject to vessel and facility response plan requirements to parallel international requirements. The list would then include the Noxious Liquid Substances ("NLSs") regulated under Annex II of MARPOL 73/78.... More

06.06.2003

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bulletin on CBRN

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a bulletin outlining the basics of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. The bulletin summarizes the basic information on typical agents and CBRN devices including contact risks and the symptoms associated with exposure.... More

06.06.2003

Ensuring tanker safety transit to berth

Dragos Rauta gave a presentation to the Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee in Houston on 5 June 2003 entitled ‘Ensuring tanker safety transit to berth’, in which he outlined some safety and navigational problems experienced by tankers within the confined waters of US Ports due to out-of-date or inaccurate soundings of water depth.... More

06.06.2003

2nd International ECDIS Conference and Exhibition in Singapore

To be held 7-9 October 2003, the conference aims to provide a platform for speakers and participants alike to share their experiences on the use of ECDIS. An exhibition will be held to showcase the latest ECDIS applications.... More

06.06.2003

Third biggest Singapore bunker supplier suspended

Singapore’s third biggest bunker supplier, Hai Soon Diesel & Trading Pte Ltd, has had its trading licences suspended by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) after company director Lim Kim Huat pleaded guilty to a bribery charge.... More

06.06.2003

Early retirement – Bassøe

According to the Bassøe Shipbrokers report of 2 June 2003 , this spring has brought about several changes in the tanker market. There has been a surge in recycling in the last month, partly triggered by the end of the bonanza in the freight market. However, more important is the loss of Iraqi exports and the pending tightening of regulations in the EU, which will further limit trading...... More

06.06.2003

Iraqi oil production may reach 1 mbd in June - PIW

Following the meeting of the UN Security Council, the coalition forces in Iraq are now in control of Iraq ’s oil revenues and reconstruction, relegating the UN to the role of an observer. However, Iraq cannot yet process enough oil to meet its own needs, let alone resume exports. The UN resolution adopted on 22 May removed the political obstacles to the restart of oil sales, lifting most...... More