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No. 10/2007




ONLY 2 WEEKS to go until THE Tanker Event of the Year – Register Now!

Please see below a comprehensive list of speakers at the numerous sessions which cover technical, LNG, chemicals/biofuels, vetting and tanker market … as well as the second Poseidon Challenge Day offering an impressive line-up of top decision-makers from many links in the chain of responsibility.   After each day-programme, there will be ample opportunity for further networking during our eveni...... More


Norwegian Minister gives full support to distillate fuel proposal

The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Dag Terje Andersen, stated this week:   "About two per cent of the total green house gas emissions originate from shipping. Although this is a small proportion of the total emissions from transportation, the shipping industry has to play its part in reducing CO 2 emissions. It is important to find a practical solution on how to regulate Green House...... More


CITGO's revised marine vetting policy now available

CITGO Petroleum Corporation has recently issued its revised marine vetting policy. The purpose of its procedures is to set requirements for due diligence when accepting marine vessels under various charter and supply arrangements.   Members are advised to note that:   "Any marine vessel determined unacceptable according to the marine vetting process and otherwise not receiving exemption approva...... More


INTERTANKO Hellenic Forum covers a lot of ground

This week's meeting in Athens of INTERTANKO's Hellenic Forum saw around 50 members primarily from Greece , but also from Cyprus , Turkey and Italy , gathered in Athens for a day of information and discussion.   The Association's Director for Regulatory Affairs and the Americas , Joe Angelo, gave members a run down of U.S. legal, environmental and maritime security issues as well as on port stat...... More


INTERTANKO participates at HELCOM conference on Baltic Sea Action Plan

At its headquarters in Helsinki earlier this week, the Helsinki Convention's Baltic Marine Environment Protection Committee (HELCOM) held its second stakeholder conference on the Baltic Sea Action plan. At the opening conference in 2006 INTERTANKO had presented its views on the thematic strategy for the Baltic Sea , and it participated at this follow-up meeting, which provided an opportunity to...... More


Sunoco Inc. vetting contacts

We have been requested to clarify for members that Atlantic Technical Management inspects and clears vessels only for the Sunoco Logistics Terminal located in Nederland , Texas .  All other vessels that need to be cleared for the rest of the Sunoco system in general are inspected and cleared by Sunoco Inc.'s Department of Marine Quality Assurance Services.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


MARPOL Annex II, 3000m3 cargo tank filling restrictions - update by Bahamas Maritime Authority

Further to our articles in Weekly NEWS No. 1/2007 of 5 January 2007 and Weekly NEWS No. 5/2007 of 2 February 2007, the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has issued Official Bulletin No. 90, dated 27 February 2007, regarding the BMA's view relating to the carriage requirements of footnote "k" vegetable oils in IMO ship Type 2 and 3 vessels.   The BMA Bulletin states:   "....Ship type 2 meets all...... More


INTERTANKO cadet berth availability survey closing date

Prompted by concern in the industry regarding the reduction in the number of young officers going to sea, INTERTANKO's Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) has been tasked, i.a., with promoting a career at sea among the younger generations.   A key element is staff supply and the shortage of seafarers generally, but a further important aspect is the difficulty of securing cabin space...... More


SIRE VIQ 4th Edition imminently available

We have been advised by the Oil Companies' International Marine Forum (OCIMF) that the release of the 4th edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) is imminent and that it will shortly be posted on the OCIMF web site for free downloading .   It has been confirmed that there are no additional questions, although some have been changed to improve clarity/intent and the guidance notes h...... More


MARPOL Annex II NVIC No.03-06 - Additional guidance regarding Cargo Record Book formats

As members may recall, we circulated in our article in Weekly NEWS No. 48/2006 of 1 December U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 03-06 regarding the implementation of MARPOL Annex II.   We have since sought some additional clarification from the USCG with specific regard to the advice given on page 10, section 6, of the NVIC relating to pen and ink changes to t...... More


Lifebuoy lights / vetting observations

Over the last couple of weeks INTERTANKO has received a number of enquiries from members regarding SIRE vetting inspectors' comments related to lifebuoy lights. Inspectors have made an observation that the lights attached to the lifebuoys are not intrinsically safe, specifically when verifying compliance with the Vetting Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) question 5.53 (Are lifebuoys, lights, buoya...... More


CAMEO – updated online database of hazardous materials

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has announced that a newer version of the Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO) Program is now online. CAMEO contains a chemical database of over 6,000 hazardous chemicals, 80,000 synonyms, and product trade names that allows users to find chemicals instantly. Products are linked to chemical-specific information on fire and...... More


The Associate Members Committee (AMC) invites associate members to an Open Hour in Houston

All associate members attending the Houston Tanker Event are invited to attend an Open Hour in connection with the Associate Members Committee's meeting on Sunday 25 March 2007. It will be held from 1800 to 1900, immediately preceding the Welcome Reception & Dinner at 1900 hours.   At the Open Hour, the AMC aims to present the Committee, its work and its current work programme with the main...... More


Tour Pour la Mer rides again

After the overwhelming success of last year's charity bike ride in aid of the Mission to Seafarers and the Sea Alarm Foundation, the event organisers have announced the details of a follow up event to be held in and around the port city of Southampton on 28 th September 2007.   TPLM 2007 will be a one day event starting and finishing in Southampton . Participants will have the option of two...... More


INTERTANKO to support SASMEX 2007

INTERTANKO is participating in the Safety at Sea and Marine Equipment Seminar and Exhibition (SASMEX 2007) to be held 24-25 April in Brighton , U.K.   The Exhibition will showcase the latest in products, services and technology available to the international maritime community, while the Seminar will focus on evacuation systems, security, regulation, and training & education.   Details of the...... More


Increasing tanker traffic through the Suez Canal

The carriage of petroleum products and gas has increased both south- and northbound through the Suez Canal since 2002. Crude oil northbound increased by 36% in 2006 over 2005, and fuel oil southbound increased by almost 80% to 13.3 m tonnes, with "motor spirits" increasing by 13%. The overall increase was 9% northbound and 44% southbound.   Of the 1,661 tankers that were reported to pass throug...... More



  • 19 March 2007 - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT
  • 25 March 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC), Houston TX
  • 26-28 March 2007 - Annual Tanker Event, Houston TX
  • 26 March 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-27 March 2007 - Council meeting, Houston TX
  • 27 March 2007 – Human Element in Shipping Committee, Houston TX
  • 28 March 2007 - Documentary Committee Meeting, Houston
  • 29 March 2007 - Tanker Chartering Seminar - Houston
  • 15 May 2007 - Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Athens
  • 16 May, 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting Athens
  • 16 May 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 11-12 June 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 3 August 2007 – IT Committee Meeting, Singapore
  • 19 September 2007 – Asian Panel meeting, Tokyo
  • 1 October 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Paris
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee Meeting, Bergen, Norway     
  • 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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2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   Three easy ways to order:   Download an this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail to Order directly from our online bookshop     ** 'Vetting...... More



Marine Log, 8 March 2007 – Feedback forum on lifeboats ... More