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No. 49/2006

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08.12.2006

MSC 82 - Adoption of Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Seawater Ballast Tanks

The 82nd session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 82) has approved amendments to the SOLAS regulations II-1/3-2 and XII/6.3 that mandate a Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in All Types of Ships and Double-Side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers . The new performance standard for coating application wil...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 - MARPOL Annex II round up

BLG Report   MSC 82 approved the report from BLG 10 (MSC 82/9) which may be accessed here .   MSC 82 endorsed the issue of the following BLG circulars:   ·           BLG/Circ.17 on "Use of the correct product name in the shipping document for bulk liquid cargoes"; ·           BLG/Circ.18 on "Example of an optional shipping document for the purposes of MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code"; ·       ...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) approved

The 82nd session of the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 82) has approved draft new SOLAS regulation VI/5-1 making the carriage of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) mandatory for the transport of MARPOL Annex I cargoes and marine fuel oils, and requested the Secretary-General to circulate the draft new regulation, in accordance with SOLAS Article VIII, for consideration at MSC 83 with a vi...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 – Miscellaneous items

Circular 1886 Ship Identification Numbers approved by MSC 82   MSC 82 approved Circular letter No 1886/Rev.3 regarding the implementation of resolution A.600 (15) - IMO ship identification number scheme, which formalises the issuing of IMO numbers at the new building stage.   Contact : Howard Snaith   PSC Harmonisation of PSC Targeting System   Will be reported on in next week's issue of the...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 - New work programme items

Firstly, it should be understood that with regard to correct IMO process and protocol, in order for a new work programme item to be accepted within the IMO as a work item, it must first satisfy clear, strict requirements as contained within Paragraph 2.18 of the Guidelines on the organisation. The method of work requires that submissions by Member Governments, intergovernmental organisations or...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 - Preliminary report on navigational matters

At this week's MSC 82 the Committee adopted several proposals for new Traffic Separation Schemes (TSSs) and amendments to existing ones. INTERTANKO was particularly pleased to welcome and support a new Traffic Separation Scheme off the North Norwegian coast (see below). MSC 82 also adopted a proposal for a new "emergency wreck marking buoy" developed by the International Association of Lighthou...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 - Preliminary report on lifeboats and lifeboat drills

During the last ten days INTERTANKO has been attending the 82 nd session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 82), held in Istanbul while the IMO's London headquarters are closed for refurbishment. The meeting has not yet been concluded at the time of publication of this newsletter, but we are pleased to provide our members with a preliminary report of the highlights of this session. A final...... More

08.12.2006

MSC 82 - IIG Submission on explosions on chemical tankers & small product tankers - Human Element aspects

As advised in our earlier Weekly NEWS, INTERTANKO, along with its partners from the Inter-Industry Group (IIG), submitted its further findings contained in MSC 82/10/3 to this session of MSC. The Human Factors working group at MSC considered this submission along with the IIG earlier submissions MSC81/8/1 and MSC 81/INF.8 which may be accessed here .     Following review of the documents the...... More

08.12.2006

INTERTANKO & ITOPF hold joint seminar in Dubai on safety/pollution prevention

INTERTANKO and industry colleague, the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), held a joint seminar in Dubai on 6 December 2006.   The international seminar focused on issues concerning tanker safety, pollution prevention and spill preparedness. The opening session was chaired by INTERTANKO's Vice-Chairman, Patrick Decavele of Brostrom Tankers. The recently appointed Director ...... More

08.12.2006

INTERTANKO contacts Panama Canal to clarify policy on cargoes loaded prior to Annex II entry into force but discharged after it

The Panama Canal Authority's (ACP's) Advisory number 35-2006, issued in advance of the impending implementation of MARPOL Annex II, properly outlines what certificates will be required after 1 January 2007 - but does not address the issue of cargo loaded prior to 1 January 2007 that will not be discharged before year's end.   INTERTANKO recently contacted Arcelio Hartley, the ACP's Acting...... More

08.12.2006

Annual Fuel Trading and Bunker Conference - considerable investments needed to remedy projected LSFO/HSFO imbalances

The premium price of High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) marine bunkers has been USD 12.5 to USD 15 per barrel over the last couple of years, according to Jordan from Energy Market Consultants, but this margin is expected gradually to decline to some USD 7.5 in 2010. The premium price for Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) marine bunkers has declined somewhat to some USD 5 per barrel, but the gap is expected...... More

08.12.2006

Revised MEPC 2 Circ 12 now available!

Further to earlier advice in our Weekly NEWS and recent chemical booklet 'A Practical Guide to the Revisions to MARPOL Annex II' ( click here to view and/or download free) , the IMO advised during MSC 82 that the revised MEPC 2 Circ 12 is now available - in advance of the earlier reported date of 31 December 2006.   NOTE : Although this circular is valid after 31 December 2006, it is being issu...... More

08.12.2006

Capt. Mike Watson elected new President of the International Maritime Pilots Association

The International Maritime Pilots Association (IMPA) has elected Captain Mike Watson (US) as their new President at the 18th IMPA Conference held in Havana , Cuba . Capt. Watson, the current President of the American Pilots Association (APA), will succeed Capt Geoff Taylor who has retired. We extend our sincere thanks to Capt Taylor for his help and assistance during his term of office as IMPA...... More

08.12.2006

Dr. Helmut Sohmen is succeeded by Bjørn Møller as Chairman of ITOPF

The International Tanker Owners' Pollution Federation (ITOPF) held its board meeting this week in Dubai . There was a change at the helm. Retiring Chairman, Dr. Helmut Sohmen of Bergesen Worldwide, was warmly applauded for his twenty years' service as a director, the last five of which had been as chairman. The new Chairman of ITOPF, Bjørn Møller, President and Chief Executive of Teekay Shippin...... More

08.12.2006

Middle East oil and shipping discussed at Dubai meeting

INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr. Peter Swift was a participant in the "Energy Transportation" session at the Seatrade Middle East Maritime Convention held 4-6 December 2006 in Dubai .   In his presentation ( click here to view) he reviewed future global oil demand and regional developments in refinery expansion, with particular attention on India , as well as oil import and refining changes in...... More

08.12.2006

Meeting with INTERTANKO members in Turkey

On 6 December 2006, Dunya Denizcilik kindly hosted a meeting   of INTERTANKO members in Turkey and the INTERTANKO Secretariat. The meeting was chaired by Suay Umut, President of Dunya and member of the INTERTANKO Executive Committee, and was attended by 25 members, associate members and guests.   Agenda items addressed issues such as the recycling of ships, ballast water management, air emissio...... More

08.12.2006

Canada – aerial surveillance of marine environment

Transport Canada has issued a media release stating that it has placed into service a pollution surveillance aircraft that will patrol the waters of Canada 's Atlantic coast to deter and detect marine pollution using state-of-the-art equipment . Source: Holland and Knight.   Contact : Joe Angelo ... More

08.12.2006

Record prices, the highest contracting since 1973 and a record tanker orderbook

  Today we are witnessing record prices, the highest contracting since 1973 and a record tanker orderbook of some 125 m dwt. Sales for demolition on the other hand are record low - so far we have only recorded 3.4 m dwt above 10,000 dwt sold for decommissioning. The sale of product tankers has been relatively high and we have recorded 45 tankers 20,000 - 50,000 dwt sold for decommissioning, plu...... More

08.12.2006

DIARY

  • 10 January 2007 - Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) meeting, London
  • 11 January 2007 – Associate Members Committee meeting and dinner, London
  • 25 January 2007 – INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee meeting.
  • 30 January 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 7 February 2007 - Joint Chemical Tanker Committee & Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee (Americas) meeting, Houston
  • 8-9 February 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Panama
  • 26 March 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-27 March 2007 - Council meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-28 March 2007 - Annual Tanker Event, Houston TX
  • 15 May 2007 - Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Athens
  • 16 May, 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting Athens
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Hong Kong, China

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08.12.2006

INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

NEW PUBLICATION * 'Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide' * NEW PUBLICATION

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08.12.2006

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

Ruben.maritime blog, 3 December 2006 - IMO examines Annex VI options TradeWinds, 4 December 2006 - DVB quits port projects Lloyd's List, 6 December 2006 - Last Word at large in Puerto Rico   ... More