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Saturday, November 17, 2018

No. 23/2005

  • 28 June 2005 - INTERTANKO Bunker Sub-Committee Meeting, London
  • 14 September 2005 – regional Members’ Forum in Rome
  • 23-24 September 2005 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) meeting, 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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    IMO NAV 51 - Evaluation of the use of the Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) and Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)

    One of the working groups held this week during the 51 st session of the IMO Sub-committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV 51) was a technical working group on the evaluation of the use of the ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display Information System), and the ENC (Electronic Navigational Chart). Various elements were reviewed and discussed.    One item in particular which caused much debate during the...... More


    IMO NAV 51 - Revision of performance standards for VDRs and S-VDRs

    Due to several incidents that had taken place during which the VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) download and playback equipment was damaged, resulting in the accident investigators not been able to retrieve the data, the IMO recognised that after an incident there is a need for investigators to be able to download the stored data and playback the VDR/S (Simplified Voyage Data Recorders)-VDR informati...... More


    U.S. State of Michigan enacts ballast water regulations

    The U.S. State of Michigan this week enacted ballast water requirements for ocean-going vessels entering its ports. If not followed, the requirements could result in a fine of up to USD 25,000.   House Bill 4603 and Senate Bill 332, signed earlier this week by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, mandate that all ocean-going vessels must obtain a permit to prove that they will either not discharge...... More


    U.S. Senate hearing on ballast water management

    The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee's National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee has announced that on Wednesday 15 June 2005 , at 9:30 a.m. , in room 253 of the Russell Building , it will hold a hearing on Ballast Water Invasive Species Management and Threats to Coral Reefs.    This hearing will examine the introduction of non-native species through the discharge of ballast water from ships and t...... More


    Singapore to track road vehicles carrying hazardous materials from July 2005

    As quite a few members use road tankers, we draw to your attention that Singapore will begin tracking road vehicles which are carrying hazardous materials from July 2005. This will apply to road vehicles which carry more than three tonnes of flammable materials such as petroleum or acetylene or more than one tonne of toxic chemicals.    These vehicles will be fitted with a GPS (Global Positioni...... More


    The problem of multiple ship inspections today – a failure of trust

    For many years ships’ officers, shipowners and their representative associations have justifiably complained about the multiplicity of inspections carried out on their ships - particularly on oil and chemical tankers. With inspections by flag states (and/or their delegated representatives), classification societies, ISM auditors, P&I clubs, charterers and terminals, port state control, U.S. Coa...... More


    Oil market still quite hot

    Despite the relatively strong fall in freight rates, there appears to be no lack of activity in the tanker market. U.S. crude oil imports are high and staying well above 10 mbd and Chinese crude oil imports have bounced back to a record 2.99 mbd in April after a slower start at the beginning of the year. There is a lack of up-to-date figures, but those that we have confirm that the oil market i...... More







    Fairplay International Shipping Weekly, 26 May 2005 - Watch your wallets, US Congress wants your money Fairplay International Shipping Weekly, 26 May 2005 - Tankers compromised in Oil for Food scandal Fairplay International Shipping Weekly, 2 June 2005 - Saving time on shiprepair Fairplay International Shipping Weekly, 2 June 2005 - Award-winning idea from NEI Marine Lloyd’s List, 6 June 2005 -...... More