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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

No. 29/2005

  • 14 September 2005 – regional Members’ Forum in Rome
  • 23-24 September 2005 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) meeting, Limassol
  • 29 September 2005 - Associate Members Committee meeting, Greenwich (Conn.)
  • 4 October – North American Panel, Wyndham Greenspoint, Houston
  • 5-6 October – Seatrade Maritime London
  • 13 October - INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee, London
  • 18 October – Bunker Sub-Committee Meeting, London
  • 18 - 22 October 2005 - FONASBA Annual Meeting, Tokyo
  • 24 October – Latin America Panel, Miami
  • 24 October – Vetting Seminar, Miami
  • 25 October – Hellenic Forum, Athens
  • ... More
  • Guiding Principles to Emergency Management and Crisis Communications
  • 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
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
  • ... More




    Report from the 53rd session of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee

    The 53rd session of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 53) will close its proceedings this afternoon. The following is a short briefing on a few of the decisions and agreements that may be of interest.   Air Pollution from Ships -  Subsequent to the entry into force this May of MARPOL Annex VI regulating emissions from ships, a group of EU Member States, with substantial suppor...... More


    Outcome of MEPC 53 on ship recycling

    Further to our report on the outcome of the inter-sessional meeting on ship recycling last week, MEPC 53 proceeded to formally adopt a resolution agreeing that the IMO would press forward with the development of a legally binding instrument to regulate ship recycling. The instrument would cover the design, construction and operation of ships as well as preparation for the delivery of a ship pri...... More


    MEPC 53 approves Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs)

    Amendments to the Guidelines for the Designation of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) were approved this week by the MEPC. INTERTANKO was involved in the working group and ensured that the amendments were consistent with its objectives. In particular, this related to ensuring that the associated protective measures (APMs) proposed to assist in protecting the areas are submitted with the...... More


    Ballast Water Guidelines – MEPC 53

    Following the frenzied activity last week in preparing a number of the Guidelines aimed at assisting in the implementation of the International Ballast Water Management Convention, there was a more regimented approach to the simple approval of the draft Guidelines with the following sets now approved and being prepared for circulation:   - Guidelines for Ballast Water Management Equivalent  ...... More


    Paris MOU to conduct a concentrated campaign on safety communication equipment

    Ships entering European ports this autumn will face tough port-state control checks on their radio, safety and distress equipment.   The Paris MOU (The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on port state control) participants say they will conduct a three-month concentrated campaign on safety communication equipment starting in September.   In a statement, Paris MOU secretariat head Richard Schifer...... More


    Conclusion from accident investigation encourages Statoil to increase focus on vessels ex-repair yard, or with recent manning changes or shifted technical management

    An LPG tanker arrived at Statoil's Kaarstoe terminal to load a full cargo of propane and butane. The vessel had just completed a three-week drydocking in Poland , with just 36 hours' steaming between the repair yard and Kaarstoe.   The ship went direct to the loading berth to receive a batch of coolant (iso-butane). After completing the standard ship/terminal check list, the terminal loading ar...... More


    Joint INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO members' lunch, London, 27 July 2005

    The next members' lunch will be in London on Wednesday, 27 July 2005 in the INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO office, St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD from 12.00 to 14.30. There will be brief presentations on the following topics:   * Piracy - Pottengal Mukundan, Director, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) * Stowaways, Abandoned Seafarers - John Bainbridge, Assistant Secretary  Seafarers a...... More


    Poseidon Challenge encourages practical steps to achieve our vision of the tanker industry

    INTERTANKO has launched the Poseidon Challenge to the press this week, as an initiative which takes the vision of the tanker industry as a responsible, sustainable and respected industry with the ability to influence its own destiny , and then proceeds to examine our commitment to realising that vision. It challenges every link in the chain of responsibility, and every individual participant, t...... More







    Lloyd's List, 15 July 2005 – Underwriters to debate war risk cover in Malacca Strait Lloyd's List, 18 July 2005 – IMO to discuss alternative proposals on vessel recycling regulations Lloyd's List, 19 July 2005 – Marpol Annex VI - a progress report Lloyd's List, 20 July 2005 - Co-operation key to rescuing tarnished image Lloyd's List, 20 July 2005 - INTERTANKO stands tall with Poseidon Challenge...... More