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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 09/2006

  • 14 March – CTC/CTSA Committee, Houston
  • 15 March – Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston
  • 16 March – Vetting Committee, Houston
  • 20 March - North American Panel, Stamford, Connecticut
  • 27 March - Tanker Chartering Seminar, Singapore
  • 28 March - Documentary Committee, Singapore
  • 28 March - Insurance & Legal Committee/Forum, Singapore
  • 29 March – Associate Members Committee (AMC), Singapore
  • 29-31 March - Singapore Tanker Event 2006, ExCom/Council, Annual General Meeting, Poseidon Challenge
  • 25 April - Latin American Panel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee, London
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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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    Update on the development of IMO Performance Standards for Coating

    In last week's Weekly News we gave a brief report from the IMO Design and Equipment Sub-committee's 49th session (DE 49) regarding further developments of mandatory performance standards for protective coatings of ballast tanks of all types of ships and of double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers of 150 m in length and upwards. The following is an update of the latest developments, which are...... More


    Draft amendments to SOLAS II-1/3-4 – Emergency towing arrangements

    At the IMO’s 49 th Session of the Design and Equipment Sub-Committee (DE49) last week, it was agreed that Regulation 3-4 – Emergency towing arrangements on tankers should be amended to:   -          include emergency towing procedures which -          should then apply to all ship types of 500 gt and above   Click here for the text of the amendments (shaded).   DE 49 agreed that the emergency...... More


    Procedures for Flag change during CAS (Condition Assessment Scheme)

    DE 49 agreed to amend the Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS) in order to clarify the procedures to be followed when ships change flag. Click here for details of these amendments.   Contact: Dragos Rauta   ... More


    INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee Minutes available

    The Minutes of INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee meeting No. 25 have now been approved by the Committee and are available on the members area of the INTERTANKO web site in the usual manner.   Click here to access the minutes.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    Port State Control Conference focuses on enforcing a consistent regime

    INTERTANKO’s Marine Manager Fredrik Larsson talked about Port State Control from an owner’s perspective and what INTERTANKO would like to see in the near future, as a speaker at Lloyds List’s Port State Control conference in London this week. He spoke of increased harmonisation and standards, a higher degree of integrity and the establishment of independent review boards.    Larsson’s full...... More


    INTERTANKO speaks at the IAPH Regional meeting Africa / Europe in Riga, Latvia

    The International Associations of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) invited INTERTANKO to take part in an Africa/Europe regional meeting at Riga , Latvia , 1 – 3 March 2006.    INTERTANKO delivered a presentation on environmental port issues in the session on Sustainable Ports. The presentation focused on air emissions from ships, ballast water management, anti-fouling systems, port reception facilities...... More


    Strike First Fire Extinguishers may not discharge properly

    The U.S. Coast Guard has recently issued a Safety Alert regarding approved fire extinguishers made by the Strike First Corporation of America .   Strike First has determined that the valve stem seats in a number of its 2.5 and 5 lb dry chemical fire extinguishers assembled between December 2002 and February 2004 may prevent the extinguisher from discharging properly when the lever is activated....... More


    Guide for Correct Entries in the Oil Record Book (Part 1 – Machinery spaces) Revised Edition - Correction

    Reference is made to Weekly NEWS No. 8/2006 of 24 February 2006 in which we advised of a few minor changes to the Revised Edition of the Guide. Please note that Page 10 was not correct. The correct version of Page 10 retains the Section I heading but removes the former contents. Click on the following page number to bring up the correct version: Page 10 .   Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More


    Tanker fleet growing faster than oil demand

    Over 2004 and 2005 the tanker fleet has increased by 55 VLCCs, 39 suezmaxes, 71 aframaxes, 53 panamaxes and 129 tankers of 10-60,000 dwt. This year only 18 VLCCs and 24 suezmaxes will be delivered, but 53 aframaxes and a record 52 panamaxes will emerge from the shipyards into the market place, in addition to 166 tankers of 10-60,000 dwt. This tonnage will expand the fleet considerably, and even...... More







    Lloyd's List, 3 March 2006 – Last Word – Who gives a fig? TradeWinds, 3 March 2006 - Paint rules set to hit shipyards hard ... More