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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

No. 29/2004

  • 21 July - JTP presentation on Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers, London
  • 22 July - Documentary Committee, London
  • 5-6 October INTERTANKO/Mare Forum Seminar on Maritime Transportation of Energy from Russia and Central Asia, St. Petersburg
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    Routeing measures approved at IMO's Safety of Navigation (NAV) meeting

    Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 28 of 8 July 2004 on the compulsory pilotage debate held during the meeting of the IMO’s Sub-committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV) last week, a number of routeing measures were also approved on the final day of the meeting. As a consequence of the Western European Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) proposal, which was agreed in principle last...... More


    EMSA expert Panel on double hull tankers continues discussions

    The second meeting of the Panel (of experts) on double hull tankers was held last week in Brussels , hosted by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). INTERTANKO was represented by its Safety Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Dean Tseretopoulos and Stefan Nystrom, and by its Managing Director Dr. Peter Swift . They were joined by representatives from...... More


    U.S. rejects greater USCG role to check flag ISPS Code certification

    A U.S. House/Senate Conference Committee yesterday rejected proposals coming from the House of Representatives to require the U.S. Coast Guard to expand its current role of ensuring adequacy of flag-state certifications on ISPS Code compliance to include its direct supervision and approval of these plans. Although the topic of much discussion in the United States in recent months, proposals fro...... More


    USCG accepts SOLAS Chapter V

    The U.S. Coast Guard has extended its policy of accepting SOLAS Chapter V (Safety of Navigation) compliance as conforming to U.S. requirements, despite delays in the U.S. conforming revisions on matters such as Voyage Data Recorders, AIS installation and electronic charting (ECDIS). The extended policy has the effect of resolving inconsistencies between U.S. regulations and Chapter V SOLAS...... More


    Industry flags concerns over new transit anchorage in Singapore Straits

    The oil companies and the tanker industry have re-emphasised their concerns over a proposed new transit anchorage within the separation zone of the Singapore Straits Traffic Separation Scheme. Following on from discussions during the Safety of Navigation Sub-committee (NAV) last week at the IMO, where the industry was told to raise the problems directly with the littoral states, the Oil Compani...... More


    Singapore Bunkering, the Bunker Delivery Note and MARPOL Annex VI

    With the entry into force of MARPOL Annex VI some 10 months away, the Bunker Delivery Note (BDN) will become a statutory document for witnessing the quality of the bunker fuel received onboard, and its compliance with the requirements. In addition a supplier's sealed sample should be retained onboard for a period of not less than one year, in order that checks may be subsequently undertaken by ...... More



    Tanker industry good news buried in provincial papers... More


    FSU exports up, China imports up, India imports steady

    Exports from the Baltic and other areas accounted for the increase in FSU (Former Soviet Union) seaborne exports in the first half of 2004 (1HO4), while exports from the Black Sea ports were the same as in 1HO3. Seaborne exports from the Baltic were 3.05 mbd in 1HO4, up 0.77 mbd on the figure for 1H03. Exports from other areas increased from 0.38 mbd 1H03 to 0.47 mbd 1H04. It was crude oil...... More





    Lloyd’s List, 12 July 2004 - ISPS code ‘has little effect on trade’ Lloyd’s List, 13 July 2004 - Intertanko slams EU for delays in harmonising rules Lloyd’s List, 14 July 2004 - Straits of compulsion Shipping Times (Singapore Business Times) 14 July 2004 - Global move to ease seafarers' hardships - Campaign to focus on denial of shore leave, stringent US visa rules Lloyd’s List, 15 July 2004 -...... More