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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No. 04/2005

  • 2 February 2005 – Communications and PR Committee meeting, London.
  • 3 February 2005 – Executive 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
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    The shipping industry mourns the death of KH Koo

    KH Koo has died aged 81 after a seven-month battle with cancer. He was a leading figure in Hong Kong’s shipping community - he was Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association from 2001 to 2003 - but was also at the forefront of the international shipping industry. He will be greatly missed.    He was a strong supporter of INTERTANKO. He has been a Vice-Chairman of the Association since 19...... More


    EMSA to boost oil-spill recovery capacity

    On 22 January 2005 , the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) announced the commencement of its Action Plan for Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response. The implementation of the Action Plan, which was approved by EMSA’s administrative board at the end of October 2004, comes in response to the European Parliament’s demands for stricter European Union (EU) sanctions against illegal oil...... More


    Spain and Brazil sign Ballast Water Convention

    Spain and Brazil have become the first countries to sign, subject to ratification, the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004. The Ballast Water Convention was adopted on 13 February 2004 and opened for signature on 1 June 2004 . It will remain open until May 2005.    The Convention itself can only enter into force 12 months after the...... More


    Tanker incidents remain at a low level in 2004

    INTERTANKO has recorded 140 tanker incidents in 2004, most of them being minor with no pollution, fatalities, injuries or serious damages. This is an increase of 9 incidents compared to 2003. The average number of tanker incidents per year in this decade has been 150 incidents per year, just over one quarter of the average 554 incidents per year in the 1990s and one sixth of the average 888...... More


    INTERTANKO MD speaks on ‘Oil Shipping Today’ at the Propeller Club

    INTERTANKO’s Managing Director Peter Swift spoke at the lunch meeting of the Propeller Club in London this week on ‘Oil Shipping Today’. In a wide-ranging talk he covered the changes in demand for oil shipping, the volatility of the markets, the performance of the tanker industry - highlighting the continuous improvement that is being achieved, and focusing on the principal challenges facing...... More


    Seminar on Goal Based Standards - INTERTANKO presentation

    As previously reported in Weekly NEWS No. 50 of 10 December 2004 , the IMO has begun to consider a possible substantial rulemaking change in view of its projected involvement in creating international regulations for ship design and ship construction.    The complexity of the issue brought a divergent number of views from different Flag Administrations on the methodology to be used and the area...... More


    The Associate Members Committee (AMC) focused on “Continuous Improvement” at its Rotterdam meeting

    The Associate Members Committee (AMC) held its first January meeting (AMC meetings are now held three times per year) to enhance progress on working issues and plan input and contributions to INTERTANKO’s 2005 AGM in Athens .   The Committee was particularly pleased to see the vacancy for an oil company representative filled by John Barton from Shell, and the shipyard vacancy filled by Y.Y. Koh...... More



    Attitudes and behaviour are behind ship collisions, suggests Swedish Club... More


    Variations in projections for Chinese demand growth in 2005, but all show continuing strength

    Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW) has published an overview of different projections for oil demand growth in China in 2005. These range from the International Energy Agency ’s (IEA’s) projection of 5.5% growth to 6.69 million barrels daily (mbd) oil demand, to Merril Lynch’s projection for oil demand growth of 10.2% to 6.89 mbd oil demand. In between are Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.   ...... More





    Bunker Quality Report of 20 January 2005... More



    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...... More



    Fairplay Daily News 26 January 2005 Qasim told to relax age ban Lloyd’s List 26 January 2005 Hong Kong shipping giant Koo dies aged 81 ... More