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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 19/2006

  • 9 June - INTERTANKO's Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London
  • 31 August – Documentary Committee meeting, Stavanger (tbc)
  • 22 September – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee meeting, Spetsos
  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee meeting, London
  • 14-15 November – Council meeting, 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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    Tour pour la Mer – nearly 300 shipping industry cyclists set off in great style

    Tour Pour la Mer 2006 saw around 300 cyclists set off this Friday morning from the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and from Chatham ’s Historic Dockyard to ride to Dover . This is the biggest maritime-related charity event ever, with the aim of raising £250,000 for the Mission to Seafarers and the Sea Alarm Foundation. There is still time to sponsor an individual or a team – INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO a...... More


    Changing of the Guard at the International Chamber of Shipping

    Spyros Polemis (recently retired INTERTANKO Executive Committee member) has been elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and President of the International Shipping Federation (ISF) at their respective AGMs, held this week in Washington , DC . Polemis replaces Rolf Westfal-Larsen who has served in these capacities for the past eight years. Other changes include the...... More


    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) responds to INTERTANKO’s approach on auctioning transit slots

    Further to INTERTANKO’s article in Weekly NEWS No. 17/05 dated 28 April 2006., we are pleased to report that the ACP has responded to INTERTANKO’s letter dated 28 April 2006. The response provides further information and transit statistics along with some forward views. Click here to view the letter from the ACP.   INTERTANKO invites members to submit relevant comments at the earliest opportuni...... More


    Failure to ensure that ship's stores are accurately declared to customs could lead to prosecution and/or custody

    Members are advised to ensure that a vessel's stores are accurately recorded and declared to customs when making a port call.    An incident at Novorossisk has been reported of a master who inadvertently omitted to declare some de-scaling liquid containing hydrochloric acid. He may face prosecution by the authorities with possible penalties being a substantial fine and/or imprisonment. The mast...... More


    Near accident reports from DNV

    The following near accident reports have been provided by DNV for members' attention:   Hinged grating platform in tanks – near accident! As they entered a cargo tank in connection with a survey of the hull structure, the survey team realised that there was no grating platform for them to step on, as the first grating platform below the deck had been left in open position so as to allow tools o...... More


    Pains Wessex recalls its White Collision Warning (Mk7) Hand Flare

    In Safety Alert 4-06 the U.S. Coast Guard advises that Pains Wessex, a United Kingdom company, has announced a recall of its White Collision Warning (MK7) Hand Flares Item No. 52651.    The recall follows a recent incident in which an individual was seriously injured while using the White Hand Flare. The company has identified that there may be a risk of misfire and is recalling all white flare...... More


    Oil pipelines to China and other Asian markets will take market share from tankers

    According to the Energy Intelligence Group , Russia has started construction of the USD 7.2 billion East Siberian oil pipeline to China and other Asian markets. The final route may be diverted away from Lake Baikal , which could add another billion dollars to the cost. The first pipe-joint was welded at the end of April near Taishet, the starting point of the 2,284 km line.    On completion in...... More


    Further downward revision of oil demand

    According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), despite underlying economic strength, global oil demand growth for 2006 has been revised down from 1.47 mbd to 1.25 mbd in view of mild first quarter temperatures and sustained high oil prices . U.S. demand is less robust than was implied by preliminary weekly data and Former Soviet Union (FSU) apparent demand is adjusted downwards due to...... More







    Lloyd's List, 08 May 2006 – Danish group sets up Baltic pilot service Lloyd's List, 11 May 2006 - European MPs check out the world of shipping ... More