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No. 03/2005

  • 24 January 2005 - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, Rotterdam
  • 2 February 2005 – Communications and PR Committee meeting, London.
  • 3 February 2005 - Emergency Response Training Course, Glasgow, UK.
  • 4-5 February 2005 - ISTEC meeting, London.
  • 10 March 2005 - Emergency Response Training Course, London.
  • 21 March 2005 - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT, U.S.
  • 7 April 2005 - Vetting half-day seminar, Athens
  • 8 April 2005 - Vetting Committee meeting, Athens
  • 10-13 April 2005 - Athens Tanker Event 2005
  • 20 April 2005 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 28 April 2005 – Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 20 May 2005 – Worldscale Committee meeting, London
  • ... More
  • Bunker Alert Ref 01/2205 – High abrasives fuels in Busan, South Korea
  • Bunker Quality Report of 13 January 2005
  • ... More

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    Article

    21.01.2005

    U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) files suit against Massachusetts state

    On 18 January 2005 the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a law suit against Massachusetts in the federal district Court in Boston . The complaint ( click here to view) states that certain provisions of the Massachusetts Oil Spill Act ( click here to view) are "pre-empted by federal law and invalid under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution".    This action by the...... More

    21.01.2005

    Preliminary hearing on Athos incident in the Delaware River

    On Tuesday, 18 January 2005, Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held an oversight field hearing in Philadelphia, PA, to review the circumstances that led to the discharge of oil from the panamax tanker Athos into the Delaware River on 26 November 2004 and also to review the response to the discharge. Also attending this...... More

    21.01.2005

    Free-fall lifeboats – IMO guidelines, and implementation of SOLAS amendment on launching lifeboats without operating crew

    On 15 December 2004 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued a circular MSC Circ. 1137 providing guidelines for the simulated launching of free-fall lifeboats.   Further to our article in Weekly News No. 01 of 7 January 2005 , we are pleased to advise that on 13 January 2005 the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued Shipping Circular No. 2 of 2005 advising owners,...... More

    21.01.2005

    Reminder on prohibition of operational discharges in the Great Barrier Reef

    Concerned at the growing number of illegal discharge incidents occurring in the Great Barrier Reef and the Torres Strait , the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has issued Marine Notice 14/2004 to the maritime industry.   This notice outlines the obligations of ships passing through the area as defined in MARPOL 73/78. The Grea...... More

    21.01.2005

    Brazilian Port State access to CDI reports reduces multiple inspections

      Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 01 of 7 January 2005 regarding our letter to the Brazilian Maritime Authority (BMA) about access and use of CDI reports to reduce the overall number of inspections, we are pleased to circulate to members the advice received from the BMA.    In a letter of 19 January 2005 ( click here to view) the BMA advises that the confidential arrangement for...... More

    21.01.2005

    IMO issues updated SOPEP list of national operational contact points

    On 31 December 2004 the IMO issued a circular MEPC6/Circ 10 updating its list of international oil spill contact points ( List of national operational contact points responsible for the receipt, transmission and processing of urgent reports on incidents involving harmful substances, including oil from ships to coastal states) .    The updated contact list (for use with SOPEPS (Shipboard Oil...... More

    21.01.2005

    Revised IBC Code, MARPOL Annex I and II now available

    As reported in our article in Weekly NEWS No. 2 of 14 January 2005 entitled ‘ IMO yearly update on provisional categorised liquid substances’, copies of the following documents are available (click to download) MEPC 52/24/Add 2 - Revised MARPOL Annex I MEPC 52/24/Add 1 - Appendix 3 Unified Interpretations to Revised Annex I MEPC 52/24/Add 1 - Appendix 6 - Revised MARPOL Annex II MEPC 52/24/Add ...... More

    21.01.2005

    IMO circular on the transfer of ships between flag states

    On 20 December 2004 the IMO issued MSC Circ. 1140/MEPC Circ. 424 advising of a standardised procedure for the transfer of ships between flag states. The procedure aims at increasing transparency in the relationship between flag states in the interest of maritime safety. Contact: Howard Snaith ... More

    21.01.2005

    IMO approves list of as-built construction drawings

    On 15 December 2004 the IMO issued MSC Circ. 1135 , which gives a list of the approved as-built construction drawings to be maintained on board the ship and ashore.   Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More

    21.01.2005

    CDI shipowners’ benchmarking facility available

    We are pleased to advise that the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) "shipowners’ benchmarking facility" has now been completed and is available on the CDI web site at www.cdi.org.uk under "Ship Reports" . The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee supported the concept when it was raised at the CDI Executive Board last year. This facility allows shipowners to measure the performance of their...... More

    21.01.2005

    Members invited to join in cost benchmarking project

    In our first Weekly NEWS this year we announced that INTERTANKO has been encouraged by members to set up a benchmarking project. We have already received some support and invite more members to join this project.    The project will be based on a pool concept where only the contributors will receive reports. The information provided to the INTERTANKO office will be treated in confidence and onl...... More

    21.01.2005

    DIARY

    21.01.2005

    BUNKERS

    21.01.2005

    INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

    3 easy ways to order: Download an order form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail Order directly from our online bookshop NEWLY PUBLISHED! A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL With the approach of the date for the full ratification of Annex VI to MARPOL (Air pollution), amendments to normal bunkering routines will be needed in...... More

    21.01.2005

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Fairplay Daily News , 18 January 2005 - Have your say! Lloyd’s List, 19 January 2005 - Spate of chemical tanker blasts sparks probe by owners and ports Lloyd's List, 20 January 2005 - USCG sues Massachusetts in anti-pollution bill squabble Lloyd's List, 20 January 2005 - Owners welcome tramp pledge Lloyd's List, 20 January 2005 - Searching for a link between chemtanker accidents ... More