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No. 37/2006




INTERTANKO meets with Korean ministry

INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen Van Dyck, MD Peter Swift and Executive Committee Member and Chairman of our Asian Regional Panel Dr J H Lee met this week with the Korean Vice Minister Lee Eun in Seoul .   The meeting with the Vice Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries was held in advance of the Tripartite gathering of shipbuilders, shipowners and classification societies, 14-16 September, also...... More


Tokyo Global Ship Recycling Workshop – disparity in approach between China and India

A workshop focused on “Establishing the Global Framework in Ship Recycling”, organised and hosted this week in Tokyo by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Ocean Policy Research Foundation, drew in key players from around the world to discuss the relevance of this important issue to ship owning, shipbuilding and recycling states in South East Asia .   Delegates were given...... More


P&A Manual Templates

As members will be aware we advised in Weekly NEWS in March 2006 and further in our Weekly NEWS in April 2006 about the forthcoming application of the revised MARPOL Annex II and associated revisions to the IBC and BCH Code that will become effective on 1st January 2007.   Every chemical tanker is required to have a Certificate of Fitness (CoF) indicating that it is certified to carry certain...... More


Marpol Annex II reception facility survey report

Members will note that INTERTANKO has kept them advised of the work being undertaken on reception facilities, both within the Port Reception Facility Forum and within the IMO. We recently advised you of the discussion and our input at IMO during FSI 14 regarding Reception facilities. Following on from this, the IMO is in the process of further developing its Global Integrated Shipping Informati...... More


EMSA opening ceremony held at new Lisbon HQ

Since April 2006, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has been operating from its permanent home town in Lisbon . This week the Agency held its opening ceremony at its new headquarters.   Welcoming the guests, Willem de Ruiter, EMSA´s Executive Director, said that the setting up of the Agency had marked the beginning of a new era for EU policy on maritime safety and protection of the...... More


Officer Matrix - INTERTANKO requests your comments

INTERTANKO has contacted over 300 of its vetting contacts within INTERTANKO membership to solicit members’ feedback regarding the various Officer Matrix Requirements that are currently in use by some of the Oil Majors.   This request is in order to assist the Vetting Committee in its work regarding the Officer Matrix requirements. In particular the Vetting Committee has requested that the...... More


Sports of the Seven Seas – seafarers’ soccer?

Although the World Cup has been dominating the media, we are happy to publicise the activities of a less well-known organisation.   For some years, a programme of sporting events has taken place between seafarers of all nations, who compete with their fellow seafarers – as and when time permits and with in-built flexibility commensurate with normal trading patterns. Sports include soccer,...... More


Flag state audit deserves full support

It is disappointing to see criticism of the IMO’s Voluntary Member State Audit Scheme before it has had a chance to get going and gather momentum.   If we are to maintain pressure on substandard shipping, if we are to continue striving for excellence and if we are attempting to raise the bar for operating standards, it is crucial to shine the spotlight on the Fla g State s, which are at the bas...... More


Oil demand increase figures projected for 2007 slipping

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) is again revising downward its projection for increased oil demand in 2006 (-0.1 mbd) and 2007 (-0.16 mbd). These are marginal changes, but indicate a weakening of the fundamentals. In fact the IEA and the U.S. Department of Energy/EIA and OPEC all have different projections for 2006/7.   Figures - mbd 2004 2005 2006 2007 World oil demand - IEA...... More



14-16 September - Tripartite Meeting, Seoul

19 September - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London

21 September – Bunker Sub-committee meeting, Athens

22-23 September – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee meeting, Spetses

25-26 September – INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, Singapore

27 September – Asian Regional Panel, Singapore

27 September – Members’ Reception, Singapore

2 October – Vetting Seminar, London

3 October – Vetting Committee meeting, London

3 October – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Mumbai

16-17 October – Hellenic Forum, Athens

23 October – Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London

24 October - North American Panel meeting, Houston, Texas

2-3 November - World Shipping (China) Summit, Shenzhen

8 November – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London

13-14 November – INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, London

14-15 November – INTERTANKO Council meeting, London

6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai

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