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Monday, October 22, 2018

No. 06/2005

  • 25 February 2005 - Asian Regional Panel meeting, Hong Kong
  • 2 March 2005 - INTERTANKO/Braemar Seascope Seminar, Shanghai
  • 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
  • 5 May 2005 – Worldscale Committee meeting, London
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  • Bunker Alert - Polyethylene fuel contamination in Singapore
  • Bunker Alert - Low flash point fuels in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Bunker Quality Report of 3 February 2005
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    Come to Athens for the INTERTANKO Tanker Event 10-13 April 2005

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    Update on implementation of MARPOL Annex I Regulation 13G as amended and new Regulation 13H

    A significant number of members have contacted INTERTANKO with a request for further clarification on how the various provisions of Regulation 13G (phase-out of single hull tankers) as amended and new Regulation 13H (carriage of heavy grade oils in single hull tankers) of MARPOL Annex 1 ( Regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil ) will be enforced. Click here for a document on...... More


    Members’ assistance requested by Inter-industry Working Group to analyse fire and explosion incidents on product and chemical tankers

    An Inter-industry Working Group has been formed to analyse all fire and explosion incidents onboard chemical and product tankers that have occurred in the last 10 years, as well as any of particular interest that occurred in the past 10-20 years not covered in the first analysis. The amount of data so far collected is limited and/or uncorroborated. The Group will therefore be contacting the...... More

    11.02.2005 has added a new FREE service for INTERTANKO members

    One of the benefits offered to owners through the use of is the opportunity to publish their Questionnaire 88 on the web site. This allows their customers and vendors (charterers, brokers, agents, etc.) to quickly retrieve the vessel information directly on the web site. Up to now, only fee-paying subscribers have had access to this feature. Starting today, all INTERTANKO members can...... More


    GPS receiver manually-entered position offsets may cause safety hazard when interconnected to navigation devices

    It has come to the attention of the U.S. Coast Guard that certain Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers do not provide a proper indication to other connected equipment when manually-entered position offsets are entered into the GPS receiver. Even a small offset could result in danger of collision or other navigation safety hazard when the receiver is interconnected to devices such as an...... More


    West European Tanker Reporting System to become effective 1 July 2005

    Following the adoption at the IMO of the Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) in Western Europe , the first associated protective measure enters into force on 1 July 2005 . This protective measure is implemented in the form of a mandatory reporting system for tankers known as the West European Tanker Reporting System (WETREP). All tankers of over 600 tonnes deadweight and carrying a cargo of...... More


    New and amended traffic separation schemes (TSSs)

    The IMO has issued a Circular COLREG.2/Circ.55 listing new and amended traffic separation schemes (TSSs). These include: In the approaches to the Cape Fear River (new) Off Mina Al-Ahmadi (new) In Puget Sound and its approaches in Haro Strait , Boundary Pass and in the Strait of Georgia (amended) In the approaches to Chesapeake Bay (amended) Off Cape Roca (amended) Off Cape St. Vincent (amended)...... More


    Updated pollution prevention equipment circular issued by IMO

    The IMO has issued a Circular MEPC.5/Circ.8 updating the list of pollution prevention equipment required by MARPOL 73/78 that has been approved by various flag administrations. Among the types of equipment listed are oil filtering equipment; oil content meters; oil/water interface detectors; sewage treatment plants; shipboard incinerators; and 15 ppm bilge separators. Contact : Tim Wilkins ... More


    Application of amendment regarding propulsion control automation systems

    The IMO has issued a Circular MSC Circ. 1139 clarifying that the recent amendment to SOLAS Regulation II-1/31 relating to propulsion control automation systems only applies to ships constructed on or after 1 July 2004 . Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More


    UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report issued on grounding of Attilio Ievoli

    The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its report MAIB Report No 2/2005 on the investigation of the grounding of the chemical tanker Attilio Ievoli in the west Solent on 3 June 2004 . The grounding caused bottom plate indentation. There were no injuries and no pollution. The report indicates that the primary cause of the grounding was poor bridge team management. Contact:...... More


    Tampering with compressed gas cylinders

    Airgas has issued a warning notice, Bulletin 61 , regarding improper use of, or tampering with, compressed gas cylinders. This tends to occur in any of the following instances: when the user is not adequately trained when cylinders are changed from one service to another when cylinders are put to an inappropriate use when cylinder damage is intentionally concealed This notice from Airgas has be...... More


    Piracy Report

    The following is a list of areas where an actual attack took place in the period 1–7 February 2005, as reported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre. A more detailed description of each incident can be found in the IMB website . Buenaventura inner anchorage 3, Colombia Balikpapan anchorage, Indonesia (01:21.6S-116:58.3E) Off Luzon strait, South China Sea (19:43N -...... More