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No. 10/2005

  • 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
  • 9-10 April 2005 – Executive Committee meeting, Athens
  • 11-12 April 2005 – Council meeting, Athens
  • 10-13 April 2005 - Athens Tanker Event 2005
  • 10 April 2005 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Athens
  • 10 April 2005 - Communications and PR Committee meeting, Athens
  • 13 April 2005 - Documentary Committee meeting, Athens
  • 14 April 2005 – Environmental Committee meeting, Athens
  • 14 April 2005 - International Chartering Forum, Athens
  • 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 – High density fuels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Bunker Bulletin - High sodium fuels in Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
  • Bunker Quality Report of 3 March 2005
  • Bunker Quality Report of 10 March 2005
  • ... More

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    11.03.2005

    Common Structural Rules discussed in Shanghai

    Delegates at the Tradewinds/Mare Forum in Shanghai last week took the opportunity, with the presence of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Chairman and other representatives from classification societies, to discuss progress in the development of Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulk carriers.    They were advised that the formal timetable remains the releas...... More

    11.03.2005

    Update on implementation of MARPOL Annex I Regulation 13G as amended and new Regulation 13H – entry into force 5 April 2005.

    As mentioned in Weekly NEWS No. 06 of 11 February 2005 , an increasing number of members continue to request 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 oil tankers) of MARPOL Annex I ( Regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil ) will be enforced from the 5 April 2005...... More

    11.03.2005

    Revised MARPOL Annex I Regulation on oil fuel tank protection from DE48

    Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No.8 of 25 February 2005 , the IMO Design and Equipment Sub-committee at its 48th Session (DE48) has agreed on a final draft for a new revised MARPOL Annex I Regulation on oil fuel tank protection . This draft text shows the changes agreed at DE48 and is included for your information and comments. It should be noted that the text in square brackets has not...... More

    11.03.2005

    Athens Tanker Event gathers pace

    The Association’s Annual Tanker Event 10-13 April at the Divani Apollon Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Athens , is gathering momentum as an exciting and stimulating conference programme and an active social programme start to assume their final shape.   Conference speakers include Clarksons’ Dr Martin Stopford, Mare International’s Emmanuel Pappalexis, Jefferies’ Magnus Fyhr, CERA’s Odd Anker Hassel, BP...... More

    11.03.2005

    INTERTANKO oil company aide-memoire

    INTERTANKO has consulted with its Executive Committee, Vetting Committee, Hellenic Forum, and Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) and updated its oil company aide-memoire.   The aide-memoire is intended for use by members in their daily business, for example when visiting oil companies or meeting with them, so that the points that INTERTANKO members consider important and whic...... More

    11.03.2005

    IMO guidance on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats

    The IMO has issued a circular MSC Circ. 1136 providing guidance to masters on safety during abandon-ship drills using lifeboats.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

    11.03.2005

    MD talks in Singapore of improved performance and a commitment to continuous improvement

    A large gathering of the Singapore Shipping Association heard INTERTANKO MD Dr Peter Swift speak of the world’s dependence on oil and tanker shipping, and the commitment of tanker owners to safe, secure, reliable and efficient shipping operations. He illustrated his talk, entitled “Oil Shipping Today” , with examples of improved operational performance, investment in new ships and market rate...... More

    11.03.2005

    INTERTANKO speaks at the IAPH 50 year anniversary seminar

    INTERTANKO gave a customer’s perspective on port authorities, speaking this week, on behalf of its Joint Secretariat (INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO), at the Port of London Authority , in conjunction with an IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbors) seminar celebrating 50 years of the association. INTERTANKO’s paper, "The Customers’ Perspective of Port Authorities", addressed a number of key...... More

    11.03.2005

    California – ballast water management changes proposed

    The California State Lands Commission (SLC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action relating to management of ballast water on ships of 300 gross registered tons or more arriving in California after having taken on ballast water from places within the Pacific Coast Region. The Pacific Coast Region is defined as coastal waters on the Pacific Coast of North America east of 154°W longitu...... More

    11.03.2005

    California – Los Angeles/Long Beach tank vessel escort amendments proposed

    The California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to the tank vessel tug escort regulations. Comments on the proposal must be submitted by 11 April 2005 . The OSPR also issued the Text of the Proposed Changes , as well as an Initial Statement of Reasons for the proposal. Contact : Joe Angelo ... More

    11.03.2005

    USCG issues Safety Alert 1-05 regarding GPS Receiver Position Offset

    On 4 February 2005 , the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis distributed Safety Alert 1-05 regarding GPS Receiver Position Offset. The manufacturer, Furuno U.S.A. Inc., has provided an additional paper entitled ‘ GP90 and GP80 “Position Offset” Safety Issue ’ describing the position offset problem and the availability of a software update. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

    11.03.2005

    Salvage issues

    Through our reciprocal membership of the International Salvage Union (ISU), an update of salvage related issues came out of the 9 March ISU Associates’ Day meeting in London .   As ever, the ISU and the shipping industry’s requirements are similar: the need for timely and certain processes to acquire salvage services when required. Figures to be formally released by the ISU in the near future...... More

    11.03.2005

    Prestige developments – Mangouras home … Spanish scientists criticise government’s crisis handling … new video footage casts new light on sinking

    The good news that Spanish judge Javier Collazo has given Apostolos Mangouras, former master of the Prestige imprisoned in Spain without trial for getting on for two years, permission to return to Greece indefinitely has been welcomed by the tanker community – even if it comes with a proviso that he will be required to return to Spain to face trial (for which a date has still not been set) and...... More

    11.03.2005

    Volatility in the tanker market

    Tanker spot rates have plunged for the second time this year. However, despite the decline, the situation is not dramatic as the average VLCC rate has still been above USD 60,000 per day for the first 10 weeks of 2005. However the first dip to below USD 28,000 per day for a VLCC from the Persian Gulf to Japan , and the current dip to some USD 28,000 per day, both indicate that the market...... More

    11.03.2005

    DIARY

    11.03.2005

    BUNKERS

    11.03.2005

    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 ...... More

    11.03.2005

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Fairplay Daily News, 9 March 2005 - Intertanko joins Massachusetts fray Lloyd’s List, 10 March 2005 - Trade groups take on state oil spill law ... More