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No. 20/2005

  • 2 June 2005 – Insurance and Legal Committee, London
  • 8 June 2005 - Chemical Tanker Subcommittee-Americas (CTSCA), Houston
  • 23-24 September 2005 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environment Committee (ISTEC), Limassol
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  • A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL
  • Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide
  • A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation)
  • A Guide to Crude Oil Washing and Cargo Heating Criteria
  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
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    MARPOL Annex VI enters into force this week

    We would like to remind all members that on 19 May 2005 MARPOL Annex VI ( Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships ) entered into force and with it, certain obligations for ship operators, particularly their obligation to ensure that they receive evidence that the bunkers supplied to their ships are compliant. The relevant regulations referred to are Regulations 14 and 18.   ...... More


    Compliance with the Singapore Standard for Bunkering CP 60:2004 required from 19 May 2005

    Members are reminded of Port Marine Circular No. 24 dated 17 November 2004 issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore regarding implementation of the Singapore Standard for Bunkering CP 60:2004. With effect from 19 May 2005 , all bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators and bunker surveyors are required to comply with the CP 60:2004. An original copy of CP 60:2004 must be made...... More


    Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

    During its second week of meetings the MSC Working Group engaged in protracted discussions regarding the matter of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) and proposed amendments to SOLAS, based on the text developed by COMSAR 9. Whilst the Committee is still in the process of discussing the Working Group’s report at the IMO at the time of going to press this week, the following are the...... More


    Concern at the IMO's MSC 80 that the ferocity of pirate attacks in increasing despite decreases in the number of attacks

    The following papers were discussed in Plenary at the 80 th session of the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) with comments as follows:   MSC 80/17   The Chairman commented that although the number of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported to have occurred or to have been attempted during the calendar year 2004 has decreased to 330, which is down by 27% over 2003 figures, th...... More


    Goal Based Construction Standards - steady progress in IMO

    The IMO Maritime Safety Committee held its 80th session (MSC 80) 11-20 May 2005. One of the major issues addressed was dedicated to the development of the framework for Goal Based Construction Standards (GBS). For those not familiar with the issue, GBS is an attempt to supplement IMO rules with new regulations that would improve the regulatory regime for ship design and ship building.    Althou...... More


    Paris MOU agrees to adopt a new risk-based inspection regime

    The Finnish Maritime Authority hosted the 38 th meeting of the executive committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in Helsinki , 9-13 May 2005. This meeting marked the end of Alan Cubbin's tenure as Chairman and the beginning of that of Brian Hogan, Chief Surveyor in the Irish Maritime Safety Directorate.   Following last year's crucial decision to scrap its 25%...... More


    Paris MOU adopts new Black-Grey-White list

    At its 38 th meeting last week, the Paris MOU Executive Committee considered the 2004 inspection results and adopted the new Black-Grey-White list . Notable changes compared to last year are a smaller Black List (a net decrease of 5) and a slightly larger White List (a net increase of 2). The largest flag on the Black List is Panama . Bulgaria, Cyprus , India , Iran , Malta and Morocco have mov...... More


    Abu Dhabi Petroleum Council implements ADNOC ship vetting system

    The Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council has issued Circular 2/2005 implementing an ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) specific ship vetting system which became effective on 1 March 2005 . This requires all ships calling at Abu Dhabi ports to be assessed, screened and vetted prior to being engaged in any business with the ADNOC Group or its affiliated companies.   To manage the impact on ADN...... More


    Lowest VLCC rates since October 2003 despite increases in U.S. and Chinese crude imports

    On 19 May 2005 we recorded Worldscale (WS) 58.3 for a VLCC from Arabian Gulf to Japan , the lowest rate since 23 October 2003 , when we recorded WS 51.4 for the same voyage. Since then rates have fallen to WS 58.3 19 May. We are basing the rate on the Baltic Exchange Dirty Index, and based on WS 58.3 we have calculated a time charter rate of USD 19,250 per day. The lowest rate for this voyage i...... More







    Lloyd's List, 18 May 2005 - INTERTANKO updates rules as new air pollution regulations take effect Lloyd's List, 20 May 2005 – Teamwork paying dividends in safety drive Lloyd's List, 20 May 2005 - Chemical tanker safety put firmly under the microscope Lloyd's List, 20 May 2005 - Common rules to take tankers into the future ... More