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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 14/2006

  • 25 April - Latin American Panel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee, London
  • 14-15 November – Council Meeting, London
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    Air Emission Regulations – Update from IMO developments this week

    The IMO Bulk Liquid and Gases Sub-Committee’s 10 th session (BLG 10) has initiated discussions on revising MARPOL Annex VI with the aim to reduce the current emission limits (SOx and NOx) and to consider adding limitations on emissions of particulate matters (PM). The IMO plans to finalise this work on a very tight time frame and therefore two correspondence groups have been established; one to...... More


    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for MARPOL Annex I Cargoes and Bunkers now mandatory

    The Bulk Liquid and Gases Sub-Committee’s 10 th Session (BLG 10) has adopted a new regulation 5-1 to SOLAS which mandates that shippers should provide oil tankers with a MSDS for the oil cargoes delivered for transportation and to provide all ships with a MSDS for the fuels delivered to them. This is the end of a successful campaign initiated by INTERTANKO a few years ago in IMO and which...... More


    Voluntary Structural Guidelines for new ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene

    It was agreed by INTERTANKO’s Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) that the INTERTANKO delegation should require clarification on a document submitted by Denmark requiring structural recommendations for new ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene. This was to question the possible conflict of the proposals from Denmark and some of the current IBC Code requirements and...... More



    Following discussions at IMO Bulk Liquid and Gases Sub-Committee’s 10 th Session (BLG 10) this week regarding proposals by Spain and Mexico to amend Annex I of MARPOL to prevent marine pollution during Oil Transfer operations at Sea (STS Operations), an IMO Correspondence Group has been inaugurated to address these issues. INTERTANKO commented in the plenary discussion that whilst we expressed...... More


    Development of Guidelines for the Uniform implementation of the 2004 Ballast Water Convention discussed at IMO this week

    The IMO Sub-committee this week discussed and reviewed the captioned Guidelines for the 2004 Ballast Water Convention. The Working Groups discussed:    Draft Guidelines for Ballast Water Exchange Design and Construction standard (G11) Draft Guidelines for additional measures including emergency situations (G13) Guidelines on the designation of areas for ballast water exchange (G14) Guidelines f...... More


    IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) met during BLG 10 this week

    INTERTANKO participated in the latest session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 10) held during the 10 th . Session of the Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG 10) at the IMO  in London from 3-7 April 2006.  The ESPH session was chaired by Mrs. Marja Tiemens-Idzinga from the Netherlands . The group included delegations from 16 countries ( Bahamas , Belgium ...... More


    Public access to the IMO GISIS web site now available

    Public access to the Global Integrated Shipping Information System ( GISIS) IMO web site is now available, although necessary to register for a user name and password, access is free of charge. Click here to access the GISIS web site. The IMO web site is designed to hold information data on: Port reception facilities Maritime security Recognised organisations Marine casualties   Contact : Howar...... More


    Swift highlights Society’s Expectations for the Shipping Industry at SeaJapan, Tokyo

    INTERTANKO MD Peter Swift addressed delegates at the 7 th SeaJapan Conference and Exhibition on 5 April in Tokyo on the “Outlook and Challenges for the Shipping Industry” and highlighted the challenges associated with “Meeting Stakeholders’ Expectations”. In recent years, he said, the shipping industry has largely embraced the expectations placed upon it by society to be safe and secure,...... More


    INTERTANKO participates in TTEG meeting on safety of navigation in the Straits of Malacca

    INTERTANKO participated in the Tripartite Technical Experts Group (TTEG) meeting held in Singapore on 31 March. The TTEG comprises the three littoral states, user states and representatives from non-governmental organisations including INTERTANKO and ICS. The mission of the TTEG is to enhance the maintenance of navigational safety and prevention of pollution from ships in the Straits of Malacca...... More


    Presentations given at the AMC meeting in Singapore now available

    Last week we reported on the Associate Members Committee (ACM) meeting held in Singapore on 29 March 2006 .  See Weekly NEWS . The presentations from this meeting are now available. Click here to view the presentation given on the situation for the Gulf of Mexico oil industry infrastructure post hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Click here for access to DNV’s presentation of its SeaSkill programme a...... More


    HVPQ Clarification Windows XP Users

    Members are advised as follows regarding HVPQ Clarification, received from OCIMF: "Please note there has been a recent software modification to the HVPQ for system internals only. This does not effect any questions or answers. The software change just makes it easier for Windows XP users around the world to install. It has also increased the top range of years from 2010 to 2020 for questions...... More


    Ship vetting – get it right with INTERTANKO’s newly updated publication

    Ship vetting remains a major issue for all those operating tankers in the spot market or involved in period chartering. Giving accurate and timely responses to the questions of a potential charterer can help secure business in what is an extremely competitive environment.  To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tankercrews and onshore personne...... 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 ‘A Guide to the Vetting Process' 6 th Edition Extended and expanded 6th 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...... More



    Fairplay Daily News, 30 March 2006 - Singapore accedes to bunker convention Fairplay Daily News, 31 March 2006 - Wide support for Poseidon Challenge Fairplay Daily News, 31 March 2006 - INTERTANKO focuses on human element Lloyd's List, 31 March 2006 - Freight rates to fall 25% despite tight tanker market Lloyd’s List, 31 March 2006 -  Newbuilds and scrapping dearth a threat to rates says AET...... More