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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

No. 42/2004

  • 22 October, Joint Working Group on Corrosion of IACS and Industry, London
  • 25-26 October, Round Table of international shipping associations Dinner and Forum, London
  • 26 October, Bunker Sub-committee meeting, London
  • 26-28 October, Executive Committee and Council meetings, Amsterdam
  • 28 October, Communications and PR Committee Meeting/Working Dinner, Amsterdam
  • 29 October, Mare Forum Ship Finance 2004 in Amsterdam
  • 1 November - International Chartering Forum - Stamford, CT
  • 3 November - International Chartering Forum - Houston
  • 4-5 November, ASBA Annual Cargo Conference, Miami Beach, Florida
  • 10 November - Asian Regional Panel - Tokyo
  • 10 November, INTERTANKO Tanker Seminar, Tokyo
  • 11 November, Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) meeting, Singapore
  • 16 November, INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 17 November, Vetting Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 1-2 December, INTERTANKO Iberian Peninsular Seminar, Madrid
  • 2 December, ITOPF International Seminar on Oil Spill Preparedness, Response and Compensation in association with INTERTANKO, Madrid
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    IMO considers and resolves crucial issues at its MEPC 52 meetings this week

    In an action-packed week at its London headquarters, the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 52) literally moved mountains to get through a huge agenda packed with major issues which will shape the future of the tanker industry, including ballast water treatment guidelines, air emissions, reception facilities, PSSAs, ship recycling, MARPOL Annex I...... More


    Mandatory future for ship recycling, decides MEPC

    Elements of the voluntary Guidelines on Ship Recycling will now be considered for mandatory implementation following a decision made this week by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine and Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). After some general discussion on the issue of ship recycling, the Committee established a working group and asked this group to identify elements of th...... More


    Anomalies and teething problems reported in the new Automatic Identification System

    Seaways , the international journal of The Nautical Institute, reports this month that although most mariners seem generally satisfied with the operation of the new Automatic Identification System (AIS), current users have reported certain anomalies. Reports of anomalies and operational issues have been encouraged and collected by The Nautical Institute over the past nine months in order to...... More


    Pressure for close-out of rectified port state control deficiencies

    The rectification of deficiencies recorded during a port state control inspection should result in the amendment of the vessel's file in the EQUASIS database, believes INTERTANKO, otherwise the reader may form an incorrect impression of a vessel. Having received an encouraging response from the Paris MoU on this issue, INTERTANKO has written to EQUASIS ( Click here to download a copy) with the...... More


    CAS for single hulls with heavy grades of crude oil applies to vessels over 15 years

    MARPOL Regulation 13H is intended to prohibit the transportation of heavy grade oils (HGO) in single hull tankers. However, this regulation has provisions under which some single hull tankers might be allowed to carry HGO under certain circumstances. One such provision is in paragraph 6 (a), which states that certain single hull tankers may be allowed to transport crude oils with densities...... More


    News from the Associate Members’ Committee (AMC) meeting

    A broad and topical agenda was taken on at this week’s meeting of the AMC Committee in London . The Port Representative advised on the continued security work in the Port of Rotterdam including focus on maintaining the important standards and high level of vigilance which were reached for initial compliance with the ISPS Code. Work is under way to create an over-arching Port Security Plan durin...... More


    Avoid disputes and misunderstanding with INTERTANKO's new 'Tanker Bills of Lading – a practical guide'

    A dispute arises between an owner and a time-charter operator over a cargo identified in the bills of lading with a destination of Singapore . However, en route the charterer requests the master to make an intermediate port call to load another parcel of cargo on top, and then discharge at an entirely different port. What should be done in this situation? What should happen to the bills of ladi...... More


    Safety publication deal for INTERTANKO members

    Safety is a major issue and a high priority for INTERTANKO members. Because of this, and emphasising that we do not usually enter into such arrangements, INTERTANKO has, as part of the range of services to its members, negotiated an agreement to enable its members to subscribe to Safety at Sea magazine at a special preferential rate. Safety at Sea is a monthly magazine that was taken over by...... More



    Manned lifeboat launch drills no longer required... More


    Double hull tankers increase their share of Russia’s booming oil exports

    Today’s high oil prices demonstrate the tight supply of oil and volatile situation in a number of producing countries. However the world has so far been spared a third oil crisis by the increase in oil exports from Russia . Strong increase in exports Total petroleum exports from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) have grown from 2.4 mbd in 1994 to 7.5 mbd in 2004. Crude oil exports’ share of the tot...... More





    Bunker Quality Reports of 7 and 14 October 2004 ... More



    Lloyd’s List, 13 October 2004 - IMO must not waste a moment Lloyd’s List, 13 October 2004 - Massachusetts urged to halt enforcement of oil spill law ... More