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No. 50/2005

  • 10 January - Associate Members Committee, London
  • 10 January - INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee, Oslo
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  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    16.12.2005

    Common Structural Rules for tankers and those for bulk carriers unanimously adopted by IACS Council

    The annual meeting between the IACS ( International Association of Classification Societies ) Council and the Industry was held on 13 December 2005 in London .    The meeting was attended by all IACS Council members, INTERTANKO, Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO, BIMCO, International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) and P&I...... More

    16.12.2005

    Meeting of the United Nations (UN) Joint Working Group on Ship Recycling in Geneva

    INTERTANKO attended the second United Nations (UN) Joint Working Group meeting on Ship Recycling earlier this week in Geneva . The Working Group, comprising the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention, was formed to establish a communication between the three UN bodies on the issue of ship...... More

    16.12.2005

    The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Task Force meets on 5 January 2006 in Arlington, Virginia

    The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Task Force, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), will meet in Arlington , Virginia , on 5 January 2006 . Topics on the agenda include the status of the Rescue-21 project, review of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) requirements, and review of USCG requirements for the Ship Security Officer.    GMDSS Task Force The Global Maritime...... More

    16.12.2005

    U.K. Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) - Dubai holds briefing session on maritime security at the British High Commission, Singapore

    On 7 December 2005 , the Officer in Charge of U.K. Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) - Dubai , of the British Royal Navy held a briefing session at the British High Commission, Singapore .    The UKMTO is committed to the free movement of maritime trade. Members of Singapore ’s shipping community were updated on maritime security matters in the Northern Arabian Gulf , Indian Ocean , Red Sea and...... More

    16.12.2005

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) paper charts now available online in raster format

    All official nautical paper charts produced by the Office of Coast Survey (OCS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are now available in raster format and are free to the public to download via the Internet.   The files offered are geo-referenced, full-colour images of NOAA's paper nautical charts, published and updated weekly by NOAA in the BSB format. Raster...... More

    16.12.2005

    State of California to consider new ballast rules

    An Advisory Panel established by the State of California Lands Commission has recently provided the Commission with a set of recommendations which propose that the State implements ballast water treatment requirements which are more stringent than both the international (IMO) and U.S. federal standards.   While these proposals are only recommendations from the Advisory Panel, the State Lands...... More

    16.12.2005

    HELCOM recommends that costs for the use of reception facilities be included in port dues

    The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) has updated its recommendations on reception facilities in the Baltic Sea area. From simple recommendations on a "no-special-fee system" for ship-generated oily waste, the HELCOM has now upgraded the recommendations to cover all MARPOL wastes.    HELCOM recommendation 26/1 refers to a set of guidelines for ports, recommending the implementation of the...... More

    16.12.2005

    INTERTANKO’s latest Chemical Review (03/05) now published

    INTERTANKO has published its third issue of the 2005 INTERTANKO Chemical Review . The chemical issues covered comprise:   IMO Update -          ESPH Report -       Missing chemical data means no bulk carriage by sea from 2007 -          Inter-Industry Working Group update   Regulatory and legislative issues -          USCG’s Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) update -         ...... More

    16.12.2005

    Advertising opportunities with INTERTANKO in 2006

    Advertising with INTERTANKO provides your company with a solid platform from which to communicate effectively with a targeted global audience in order to sell your products and promote your brands throughout the world.   Besides the regular opportunities for advertising in 2006 - Weekly NEWS, Desk Calendar,  Annual Report and  website - we have two new publications planned for 2006. The first i...... More

    16.12.2005

    What if Buncefield had been an oil tanker rather than an oil depot?

    The tragic and terrible explosion and fire last weekend at Buncefield near Hemel Hempstead in England makes for an interesting comparison with the oil tanker industry during a marine disaster. The bravery and dedication of the fire fighters is unquestionable. But the circumstances surrounding the disaster (training of local firefighters and availability of suitable foam, environmental...... More

    16.12.2005

    U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts future oil prices that are dramatically higher than previously thought and forecasts increased coal consumption

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that weak global demand in the third and fourth quarters, in part due to warm weather and hurricane-related disruptions, contributed to a 0.02 mbd downward revision of 2005 growth to 1.18 mbd. The temporary nature of these factors, however, should lead demand growth to recover to 1.79 million barrels daily (mbd) in 2006, a 0.130 mbd upward revision....... More

    16.12.2005

    PIRACY ALERT AND REPORT

    Thirty three (33) incidents have been reported since 15.03.05. Heavily armed pirates are now attacking ships further away from the coast. Ships not making scheduled calls at Somali ports are advised to keep at least 200 nm from the Somali coast. Piracy Report   The following is a list of areas where an actual attack took place in the period 6 to 12 December 2005, as reported by the Internationa...... More

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    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

      Lloyd's List, 15 December 2005 - IACS Council agrees new common structural rules in historic move Lloyd's List, 15 December 2005 - Keeping one step ahead of the pack TradeWinds, 16 December 2005 - IMO audit plan to benefit flags   ... More