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Friday, October 19, 2018

No. 14/2004




Farewell to Chairman Lars Carlsson at INTERTANKO’s Dubai Tanker Event

It has been an exciting week in Dubai for all those who attended INTERTANKO’s Dubai Tanker Event which ran from 28-31 March. Executive Committee and Council meetings, the Annual General Meeting and a variety of stimulating Open Sessions covering the Tanker Market, the Middle East markets, human error, pollution preparedness and incident management kept the 350 delegates busy to the end, not to...... More


IMO’s MEPC covers extensive environmental agenda

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) covered a vast amount of ground at its 51 st meeting in London . The agenda for the meeting was extensive and INTERTANKO was present throughout to monitor issues relating to the amendments to MARPOL Annex II on the carriage of chemicals, ship recycling, ballast water management, air pollution and port...... More


PSSAs agreed at the IMO

During the meeting this week of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), three proposals for Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA) were tabled; the Canary Islands , the Galapagos Archipelago and the Baltic Sea area. After due consideration by a technical group, all three proposals were approved in principle by the Committee. Although the informal group that considered the...... More


Drafting of Ballast Water Guidelines underway at MEPC

Following the adoption of the International Convention on Harmful Aquatic Organisms in February this year, the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has now been tasked with the development of thirteen guidelines to assist in the uniform implementation of the Convention. With the entry into force date for the Convention being 2009, and with so many sets of guidelines to be...... More


IMO considers implementation of Recycling Guidelines

This week’s meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) was the first since the Guidelines on Ship Recycling were adopted by the IMO’s Assembly in December 2003. Together with these voluntary Guidelines, a list of future actions was also approved by the Assembly, and it is this that is now the focus for the Working Group that has been established by the Committee....... More


INTERTANKO MARPOL Annex II chemical tonnage study at the IMO

As members are aware INTERTANKO has conducted a chemical tonnage impact study taking into account the proposed revisions within MARPOL Annex II for pollution and ship type criteria. Link to Weekly News article No 8/2004 and  to download a copy of the INTERTANKO submission and summary of our study of the impact of reclassification of products.. INTERTANKO submitted this paper (MEPC 51/6) to IMO...... More


Places of refuge and UK policy addressed at London seminar

Recent incidents have again highlighted the problems raised by ships in distress looking for sheltered havens. At a seminar organised on 30 March by the University of Southampton’s Institute of Maritime Law (IML) and the British Maritime Law Association (BMLA),  Robin Middleton, the Secretary of State’s Representative  (SOSREP), outlined the UK’s policy regarding places of refuge, while Richard...... More


ISTEC elects Thenamaris’ Dean Tseretopoulos as its new Chairman

ISTEC held its 24 th meeting in Dubai in conjunction with the Dubai Tanker Event. As already announced, Dr. Nikos Mikelis has served his term as ISTEC Chairman and the Committee elected Dean Tseretopoulos, Technical Director, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc., as its new Chairman.  ISTEC expressed great appreciation and thanks to Dr. Nikos Mikelis for his significant contribution in strengthenin...... More


INTERTANKO contributes on PSC at EU’s PSC seminar in Ireland

Port state control is actively supported by the shipping industry, but more needs to be done to harmonise standards, said INTERTANKO managing director Dr. Peter Swift, invited to make a presentation at a recent EU Seminar in Ireland . (See also WN 13 of 26 March). A greater sharing of inspection records would help, he said, adding that it is imperative that the integrity of port state control b...... More


Shipping industry contradictions highlighted at safety conference

The effective governance of the shipping industry depends on steering a clear-sighted course of continuous improvement, and making best use of the instruments and mechanisms that can stimulate progress, concluded the international conference ‘Safety at Sea’ held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 23–24 March 2004.  The Conference was attended by leading academics, international agencie...... More


OPRC-HNS Protocol – MPA Regulations effective 1 April 2004

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued a Circular reminding the maritime community that its regulations implementing the Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000 (OPRC-HNS Protocol) come into effect on 1 April 2004 .  Ships carrying  HNS as cargo and facilities handling HNS will be required to have...... More



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INTERTANKO in the news

Lloyd's List,  2 April 2004 - Last Word: Fond farewell, On a roll, Ships of the desert, LLoyd's List, 2 April 2004 -  No tears over name dropping LLoyd's List, 2 April 2004 - Intertanko puts focus on Gulf pollution risks TradeWinds, 2 April 2004 - Tanker lobbying runs into the red TradeWinds, 2 April 2004 - Outgoing boss wants 'big boys' back TradeWinds, 2 April 2004 - Plan for terror media...... More