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Sunday, October 21, 2018

No. 05/2006

  • 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
  • 22 February - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Luncheon, London
  • 14 March – CTC/CTSA Committee, Houston
  • 15 March – Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston
  • 16 March – Vetting Committee, Houston
  • 29-31 March - Singapore Tanker Event 2006, ExCom/Council, Annual General Meeting, Poseidon Challenge
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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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    Industry group study on incidents of explosions on chemical and product tankers

    The Inter-industry Group (“IIG”), (comprising CEFIC, IACS, IAPH, ICS, INTERTANKO, IPTA and OCIMF – for full names see below), which was invited by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee to report the results of its work on investigating a number of explosions on smaller chemical and products tankers, has recently submitted its conclusions and recommendations to the 81 st session of the Maritime...... More


    Analysis of aframax tanker incidents and accidents in the period 1978 – 2003

    On 26 and 27 January 2006 the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) held in London its third conference on the subject of 'Learning from Marine Incidents'.    Dr Nikos Mikelis, representing INTERTANKO, presented the paper 'Casualty Analysis of Tankers' on behalf of his co-authors: Professor Apostolos Papanikolaou and Mrs Eleftheria Eliopoulou of the Ship Design Laboratory of the National...... More


    Preliminary draft MSC Circular regarding revalidation of GMDSS operator´s certificate

    At the 37 th session of the IMO’s Sub-committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW 37), it was agreed that there was a skill-related problem associated with the use of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and that the long-term solution could be addressed through standardisation of equipment and operating procedures.    As an immediate solution, the Sub-committee...... More


    Proposals from IMO’s STW Sub-committee regarding training in free-fall lifeboats

    As INTERTANKO reported in Weekly NEWS No. 4/2006 , the IMO’s Standards for Training and Watchkeeping Sub-committee (STW 37) agreed that it was necessary for seafarers on board ships with free-fall lifeboats to have knowledge of the actions to be taken when boarding free-fall lifeboats. All seafarers onboard such vessels should receive familiarisation training in boarding and launching procedure...... More


    INTERTANKO Submission to IMO - Double bottom protection for "pump rooms"

    INTERTANKO has submitted a paper to the IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) with comments on a proposed interpretation of a new MARPOL regulation for double bottom protection of tankers' pump rooms. Click here to view the submission.    In brief, INTERTANKO agrees that there is need for a unified interpretation of the term "pump room" and suggests that "pump room" should mean...... More


    State of California Lands Commission agree a zero discharge standard for ballast water to be enforced by 2020

    As advised in Weekly NEWS No.50/2006 of 16 December 2005 , the California State Lands Commission was presented with a set of recommendations from an Advisory Panel on ballast water treatment requirements for ships entering Californian waters. These recommendations were considered last week (26 January) with the Commission agreeing on a zero discharge standard to be enforced by 2020.   Prior to...... More


    IACS Technical Structure and updates on their web site

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) issued this week a Work Programme containing the IACS Technical Structure, the revised modus operandi of its four Panels (Hull Panel, Machinery Panel, Statutory Panel, Survey Panel) with links to their respective work programmes, and an explanation of the various IACS Working Groups. Click here to view.   The web site (...... More


    SIGTTO LNG Operational Standards for officers

    In view of the period of expansion LNG shipping is undergoing at present, and in the absence of industry-accepted operational training standards specifically for officers serving on LNG vessels, the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ltd (SIGTTO) has developed LNG Operational Standards for officers with the intention of their being adopted as the industry's default best...... More







    Tanker Trends, 27 January 2006 - Joint Pilot User Group Tanker Trends, 27 January 2006 - Industry goes to court on EU reg London Matters, 30 January 2006 - EU directive on criminal sanctions for ship-source pollution challenged Anderimar Shipping News, 31 January, 2006 – Industry group recommends IG for smaller tankers Lloyd's List, 1 February 2006 - Lack of reports hindered industry accidents...... More