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Saturday, November 17, 2018

No. 03/2006

  • 8-10 February - Insurance & Legal Committee, Harahorn, Norway
  • 14 February - Documentary Committee - Working Group, London
  • 15 February – Bunker Sub-Committee, London
  • 17-18 February - INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), London
  • 14 March – CTC/CTSA Committee, Houston
  • 15 March – Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston
  • 16 March – Vetting Committee, Houston
  • 20 March - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, Connecticut
  • 29-31 March - Singapore Tanker Event 2006, ExCom/Council, Annual General Meeting, Poseidon Challenge
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    Report on IMO’s Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, FP 50, 9-13 January 2006

    Further to the preliminary report on the 50 th meeting of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Fire Protection (FP 50)  in Weekly NEWS No. 02/2006 of 13 January 2006, we are pleased to include a detailed report on the outcome of the various issues discussed and the decisions taken by the Sub-Committee. As a point of clarification there were many issues on the FP Agenda that would usually have been on the...... More


    Joint submission to IMO for COMSAR 10

    INTERTANKO, together with the other Round Table associations INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO, has submitted a proposal to COMSAR 10 which recommends that the standardisation of ship reporting requirements be addressed as part of the LRIT (long range identification and tracking) discussion.   On 1 July 2006, a further requirement will become effective through the entry into force of the amended SOLAS...... More


    Revision of MARPOL Annex VI - Industry Submission to IMO

    The joint submission by the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, the International Council of Cruise Lines and INTERTANKO recommends that revision of MARPOL Annex I "should be done on a scientific basis and with sufficient time allowed for rigorous investigation before adoption". The industry also requires that the review process should address difficulties encountered by ships...... More


    Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex I from February

    Beginning 1 February 2006, the Paris and the Tokyo MoUs on Port State Control (PSC) together with the Latin American Agreement on PSC, will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex I requirements on all ships.    During the CIC, the PSC Officers (PSCO) are required, in addition to their routine controls on foreign flagged ships, also to perform detailed verifications of...... More


    INTERTANKO chairs U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Working Group on the development of Guidelines on implementation of the MARPOL Annex II revision

    As reported in the December 2005 issue of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Review , the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) does not intend to object under the provisions of Article 16 of MARPOL to the Annex II revision; thus the U.S. will become party to these amendments.    The USCG will therefore be initiating a regulatory project to implement this revision. However, these regulations will not be complete...... More


    Official ENC Charts now available in Malacca and Singapore Strait

    The Hydrographic Offices (HO) of the three littoral states of the Malacca and Singapore Straits ( Indonesia , Malaysia and Singapore ), together with Japan Hydrographic Association (JHA), have jointly announced the commercial release of official Malacca and Singapore Straits Electronic Navigational Charts (MSS ENC) on 26 December 2005.   The MSS ENC consists of six cells covering west of Port...... More


    Updated Vetting Rules and Procedures from Repsol YPF

    Repsol YPF has recently updated its Vetting Rules and Procedures and has given INTERTANKO permission to circulate them. Click here to view.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    FOSFA to hold a Middle Managers Course in June

    FOSFA ( Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations ) International will be running a Middle Managers Course at the University of West London (Brunel) 18-23 June 2006.   The Middle Managers Course has been designed and structured to update members on current trade practices and regulations, as well as introducing a number of specialist managerial subjects, case studies and group work. It is...... More


    IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR) released

    As previously reported, the IACS Council has approved the adoption of new Common Structural Rules (CSRs) that will apply to tankers of 150m in length and greater and to bulk carriers of 90m in length and greater, effective 1 April 2006. The new Rules were released this week and can be accessed here for tankers and at for bulk carriers.   IACS...... More


    Tanker trade from the Murmansk area declines slightly in 2005

    The Geneva shipbroker and analyst Riverlake has examined the tanker trade from the main Russian ports. The latest report analyses the tanker trade from the Murmansk area.   According to Riverlake, the tanker trade from this area declined slightly in 2005 from 5.1 m tonnes in 2004 to 4.9 m tonnes.   The trade is undertaken by modern double hull tankers.   The biggest charters:   Top 2005...... More





    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   Extended and expanded 6 th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available    INTERTANKO receives many requests for up-to-date information on the different ship inspection systems carried out by oil companies, port state control...... More



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