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No. 22/2004

  • 31 May – Tanker Meeting, Istanbul
  • 2 June - NSA Seminar on violations of MARPOL Annex I related to treatment and discharges of oil and oily water, Oslo
  • 3 June - Seamen's Church Institute Silver Bell Award / Conference, New York
  • 4 June - INTERTANKO meeting with mainstream press, New York
  • 7 June - INTERTANKO meeting with mainstream press, Washington DC
  • 15 June - INTERTANKO/ILTA/USCG Chemical Tanker Seminar, Houston, Texas.
  • 22-23 June - Platts Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference, New Orleans
  • 28-29 June - API Biennial Tanker Conference, San Diego, California
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    MARPOL’s Annex VI on Air Pollution fully ratified at last

    At last Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78 has been fully ratified and finally enters into force next year on 19 May 2005 , setting limits on sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions and prohibiting deliberate ozone-depleting emissions. These Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, which were adopted more than six years ago in September 1997, have been the subject of considerable...... More


    MSC 78 – Further report on the outcome of the IMO’s Marine Safety Committee sessions

    1. Lifeboat safety Free fall lifeboats. This continues to be a high priority item for INTERTANKO and the issue was again addressed by the IMO at last week’s session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 78). The Committee considered in particular the matter of the high free-fall launching of lifeboats, in view of the significant number of injuries being incurred. Reviewed in detail was the issu...... More


    Class Societies beginning the presentation of the Joint Tanker Project on Common Rules for double hulls

    Since 2003 IACS has been developing Common Rules for structural scantlings of hull structures for double hull tankers and for bulk carriers. The Common Rules have been developed by two project teams: -  Joint Tanker Project (JTP) dealing with the draft rules for double hull oil tankers, crude and products, of length greater than or equal to 150m, with the active participation of ABS, DNV and LR...... More


    Round Table vision for a responsible, sustainable and respected industry

    The Chairmen of the Round Table (RT) of international shipping associations took the opportunity to hold one of their regular meetings in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) this week. The RT Chairmen reviewed the cooperation among the four international associations and developed further strategies for the RT around the vision for shipping of “ A responsibl...... More


    AWO/INTERTANKO Joint Testimony on the Massachusetts Bill on Oil Spill Prevention and Response

    INTERTANKO and the American Waterways Operators jointly offered testimony this week before the Massachusetts Legislature in Boston . In April 2003, a barge carrying fuel oil spilled approximately 14,000 gallons of oil as it approached a southern Massachusetts port. State Legislators from the affected areas have been active in meeting with local environmental organisations to address perceived...... More


    DNV tanker seminar

    The good performance of tankers, the structural development of the industry and the principal market trends were the main focus of a presentation by INTERTANKO’s Research and Projects Manager Erik Ranheim to 35 delegates at a DNV tanker seminar in Hamburg on 26 May 2004 . Fortunately there have been no major tanker pollution accidents since the Tasman Spirit last year, he said, adding that...... More


    Unofficial consolidated text of the Condition Assessment Scheme - good planning essential

    Click here for the unofficial consolidated text of the Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS), which includes the most recent amendments contained in Resolution MEPC.112 (50). A consolidated text has yet to be produced by IMO which is likely to take some time. INTERTANKO has prepared this text to assist members who need to plan for CAS on their tankers. According to the latest amendments to Regulati...... More


    New Ukrainian pollution prevention rules

    New pollution prevention rules have been introduced in Ukrainian ports. These require, among other things, the closure of all discharge valves prior to the vessel entering territorial waters. Consequently, no discharge of any type, with the exception of ballast water, is permitted inside the territorial water zone. Ballast water discharges are only permitted with the consent of the Sanitary...... More


    Confidential Marine Reporting Scheme (CMRS) – Australia

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a Notice stating that it has established a Confidential Marine Reporting Scheme (CMRS).The aim of the CMRS is to improve safety in Australian waters by enabling the ATSB to receive, assess, and act on confidential reports to prevent or reduce the risks of marine accidents. The system is intended to accept reports of near-miss incidents an...... More


    Canada strengthens security requirements

    Transport Canada has issued a News Release stating that it has strengthened its security requirements for vessels, marine facilities and ports by establishing the Maritime Transportation Security Regulations. The new regulations will be published in the June 2 edition of the Canada Gazette. These regulations implement the requirements of the IMO’s ISPS Code and amendments to SOLAS, and require...... More


    More Atlantic Right Whale navigation restrictions in USA

    Nothwithstanding the approval for the extension of the traffic separation scheme in the Bay of Fundy by the IMO in 2002, the north Atlantic Right Whale population on the East Coast of North America is still under threat, say US government scientists. It is understood that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to expand the shipping restrictions on the east coast by...... More



    Bureaucracy and control won’t go away now – we just have to change the way we think... More




    Speculation adding to oil price increase

    Apart from the tight supply/demand balance, political tensions and uncertainties, increasing US and Chinese oil demand and tight stocks, speculation is adding to the recent oil price increase. According to the Financial Times, US crude oil futures have reached their highest level in 21 years. Oil has become the market of choice for speculators in recent months with total outstanding crude-relat...... More



    Singapore Shipping Times, 24 May 2004 - ISPS deadline will bring delays but no major disruption, Intertanko chief says Singapore Shipping Times, 25 May 2004 – Smaller ports may not meet ISPS deadline Lloyd’s List, 25 May 2004 - Intertanko says Marpol VI will end ‘bad bunkers’ TradeWinds, 25 May 2004 – Trading places? Fairplay Daily News , 25 May 2004 - Asian voice 'can make a difference' Lloyd’...... More