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No. 12/2006

  • 27 March - Tanker Chartering Seminar, Singapore
  • 28 March - Documentary Committee, 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
  • ... More
  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    24.03.2006

    Report from IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

    The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 54th session this week. The following are considered to be issues of interest to our members.   No need for double bottom protection for oil tankers' ballast pumps IMO/MEPC has recently adopted a new regulation requiring double bottom protection for pump rooms of oil tankers. The new regulation, however, did not define the term...... More

    24.03.2006

    MEPC discusses new draft Convention on Ship Recycling

    As advised in last week’s Weekly NEWS , the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 54) discussed at length the new draft Convention on Ship Recycling. As this was the first time that the IMO had considered a mandatory instrument, there were a number of key matters that needed deciding. Principally, the Committee agreed that the Convention would need to develop several sets of...... More

    24.03.2006

    New Special Area proposed off South Africa

    A proposal to designate an area off the southern tip of South Africa as a Special Area received the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC) support this week at the IMO. This designation will see the area, known as the Southern South African Sea Area, join the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, the “Gulfs” area, the Gulf of Aden area, the Antarctic area, the...... More

    24.03.2006

    Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code) adopted at MEPC

    The MEPC 54 meetings adopted the consequential amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH) Code by resolution this week.  It was agreed that it was highly desirable for the provisions of the BCH Code, which are mandatory under MARPOL 73/78 and recommendatory from the safety aspect, to remain identical when adopted at the Marine...... More

    24.03.2006

    Revised guidelines for the transport of vegetable oils in deeptanks or independent tanks on dry cargo ships

    The MEPC adopted revised guidelines for the transport of vegetable oils in deeptanks or independent tanks specially designed for the carriage of vegetable oils in general dry cargo ships, which will take effect from 1 January 2007 and a new MEPC resolution will be prepared that will supersede MEPC.120(52)   These guidelines are outlined as follows:   1. Preamble 1.1 The guidelines have being...... More

    24.03.2006

    Update and reminders from the USCG - Guidance for the enforcement of MARPOL Annex 1 - Guidelines for the enforcement of ISM

    Further to the presentation given by Cdr Paul D. Thorn, Commandant (G-PCV-2) Chief Foreign Vessel & Offshore Activities, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security)  at the recent Houston Vetting/Chemical Seminar in Houston last week we have being given permission by Cdr Thorn to bring to our members' attention the following two documents:   Guidance for the enforcement of MARPOL Annex 1...... More

    24.03.2006

    Singapore Tanker Event 29-31 March – THE tanker event

    INTERTANKO‘s Singapore Tanker Event is now next week! People are still registering, both from the local shipping community as well as international members and associate members.   We have managed to get together an impressive list of distinguished speakers from right across the tanker industry and an ever-growing list of delegates from among the Association’s members and associate members and...... More

    24.03.2006

    European Commission acts on reception facilities in the European Union

    Following completion of an independent study on the implementation of the European Union (EU) Directive on Port Waste Reception Facilities in 50 European ports, the European Commission is now considering the next stage in its work on implementing the requirements for ports to provide adequate reception facilities. With the assistance of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) the Commission...... More

    24.03.2006

    Q88.com new features and IMO submission

    Members are reminded of the additional service provided by INTERTANKO in conjunction with Q88.com. As previously advised, the Q88.com vessel questionnaire service is integrated into INTERTANKO's range of services to members and will be available to all INTERTANKO members and associate members at a 10% discount on the standard price of the services provided by Q88.com, with a 50% discount on the...... More

    24.03.2006

    IMO publishes Report of the 42nd Session of GESAMP/EHS Working Group

    The 42nd Session of the GESAMP Working Group on the Evaluation of the Hazards of Harmful Substances Carried by Ships (EHS 42) was held at IMO Headquarters in London earlier this year.   The report on this meeting has just been released. Comparison with the report of the GESAMP/EHS and the 'Updated List of Products that have been omitted from either Chapter 17 or 18 of the IBC Code due to missin...... More

    24.03.2006

    The Associate Members Committee (AMC) meets in Singapore

    Continued emphasis is being placed on enhancing the value of the INTERTANKO associate membership, expanding the use of associate members’ wide experience in relevant contexts, and strengthening the voice of associate members through enhanced interaction.   Limited feedback has been received to the AMC Chairman’s letter but positive initiatives have been recorded and are being followed up.   At...... More

    24.03.2006

    INTERTANKO Vetting Committee meeting – agenda available, minutes to follow

    The INTERTANKO Vetting Committee met last week in Houston , Texas , in conjunction with the INTERTANKO Chemical and Vetting Seminar held the day before.  The agenda for the meeting is now available on the INTERTANKO web site. Click here to download. Once the minutes of the meeting have been approved by the Committee, an advisory will be circulated to members accordingly.     Contact : Howard...... More

    24.03.2006

    Nautical Institute Command Seminar "Bridging the Maritime Gap" to be held in Houston in April

    In the shipping industry's constantly changing operational environment, the mariner and the international shipping industry sometimes experience delays to their operations due to lack of communication (and trust) between the maritime partners. The Nautical Institute is taking the opportunity to focus on bridging this gap by holding a seminar 11/12 April 2006 in Houston .   Experts from various...... More

    24.03.2006

    Presentation given by Cdr Joseph Paitl at the Joint Chemical and Vetting Seminar now available

    The following presentation given at the joint Chemical and Vetting Seminar at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel in Houston , Texas , is now available on the INTERTANKO web site at: http://www.intertanko.com/about/presentations/   U.S. Coast Guard Houston Sector Port Update and How Changes to “Sector Houston” Will Affect the Chemical Owner   - Cdr Joseph Paitl, Chief,Port Operations, US Coast Guard,...... More

    24.03.2006

    Freight rates remaining strong

    Freight rates remain relatively strong with VLCC fixtures naturally correlating strongly with oil production in the Middle East . The table shows that, despite the increasing number of VLCCs joining the fleet as newbuildings, and although older units are slow to retire, yet with a relatively steady number of monthly AG VLCC fixtures, freight rates have remained strong over the three years...... More

    24.03.2006

    DIARY

    24.03.2006

    Piracy off the coast of Somalia

    The United Nations Security Council has issued a Statement stating that it reviewed the situation in Somalia at its meeting on 15 March where it i.a. endorsed the IMO Resolution concerning the increasing incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia. The Council encouraged Member States with naval vessels in international waters adjacent to the coast of...... More

    24.03.2006

    INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

    24.03.2006

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Lloyd's List, 20 March 2006 - Industry gives cautious boost to IMO ship recycling draft Lloyd's List, 22 March 2006 - Shipping is told to foster knowledge not image Lloyd's List, 24 March 2006 - Shipping must do more than simply talk to itself Lloyd's List, 24 March 2006 - Sea-god heads hopes for a sea-change TradeWinds, 24 March 2006 - Response to mandatory scrapping rules positive ... More

    24.03.2006

    European Commission acts on reception facilities in the European Union

    Following completion of an independent study on the implementation of the European Union (EU) Directive on Port Waste Reception Facilities in 50 European ports, the European Commission is now considering the next stage in its work on implementing the requirements for ports to provide adequate reception facilities. With the assistance of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) the Commission...... More