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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 17/2007




Fueloil supply crunch by 2010?

Global refinery upgrades may be going too far, said Wood Mackenzie analyst Ms Aileen Jamieson at Prime Marine's third Product and LPG Tanker Seminar held this week in Edinburgh . In fact, they could lead to a global fueloil supply crunch, she said.   Globally, the regions with a fueloil deficit today are Asia Pacific (40m tonnes) and North America (20m tonnes). This significant fueloil deficit ...... More


Officer Matrix update - Total Activités Maritimes (TAM)

INTERTANKO has been in contact with Total Activités Maritimes (TAM) and has verified a change regarding its Officer Matrix requirements. We are grateful for the following advice and clarification issued by TAM, which we bring to all our members' attention.   "The Officer Matrix within the VIQ continues to be an effective tool of Risk Management. Data relating to major casualties within the tank...... More


INTERTANKO to host a Vetting Seminar in Athens on 15 May

INTERTANKO will be hosting a half-day Vetting Seminar in Athens on 15 May 2007 at the Divani Apollon Palace Hotel. Speakers will come from SIRE, BP and Tesoro, and we hope some other oil companies will confirm their attendance in due course.   Click here for the draft agenda and registration form.   If you wish to attend please complete the registration form and return it to   Adele Garnett  ...... More


INTERTANKO looks at vetting inspection feedback at SIRE Inspector Training Course

INTERTANKO is grateful to the Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF) for its invitation to attend the recent SIRE Inspector Training course held this week in London . Our presentation focused on the recent comparisons of the INTERTANKO vetting inspection feedback forms updated from those received during 2006 compared with previous years from 2003, 2004 and 2005. In addition, some...... More


Focus on detention history during screening

Members are reminded that during the screening process of their vessels by various oil companies, particular attention may be paid to the detention history of the vessel and/or port state control record.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Officer Retention - Survey Request

Just one of the initial areas of focus by The Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) relates to manning levels and cadet and officer availability. As members will be aware we have recently undertaken a cadet availability/berth survey of our members, and we have been in further contact with some members requesting additional feedback.   However, as members will also be aware, officer...... More


INTERTANKO attends Life Saving Appliances (LSA) Workshop at U.K.'s MCA

This week INTERTANKO attended a workshop which focused on Life Saving Appliances (LSA) and was organised by the U.K. 's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The MCA had invited representatives from various industry bodies to discuss and comment on the development of U.K. policy on lifeboats.   The aim of the workshop was to discuss:   Design parameters of on-load release hooks of lifeboats...... More


Lifeboat User Group

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have established a "Lifeboat User Group" together with ILAMA ( International Life-saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association).   The main aim with the "Lifeboat User Group" is to facilitate a forum where end users of lifeboats and associated equipment can provide manufacturers with feedback in order for the manufacturers to improve their equipment.   Therefore,...... More



This week's two-day Safety at Sea and Marine Equipment Exhibition (SASMEX) in Brighton , U.K. included seminar sessions covering a wide variety of topics ranging from maritime security to training/education, regulations and evacuation systems. Neil Ferrer, acting Chairman of the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), welcomed the participants and gave a brief summary of the work currently being...... More


International Maritime Statistical Forum (IMSF) focuses on ordering of ships

This week’s International Maritime Statistical Forum (IMF) in Singapore provided a forum for people working with maritime statistics to exchange views and try and improve statistics in the marine industry. INTERTANKO’s Manager of Research and Projects, Erik Ranheim, joined participants including researchers from European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Eurostat, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Lloyd's...... More



  • 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
  • 1 June 2007 - INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 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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INTERTANKO publications

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



Lloyd's List, 23 April 2007 - Intertanko stands firm on distillate switch Lloyd's List, 23 April 2007 - IMO chief hailed for breath of fresh air in clean fuels debate ... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Forum – "Turning Compliance Risk to Competitive Advantage"

The next lunch forum for U.K.-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members is scheduled for Friday, 1 June 2007 from 12.00 to 14.30 at the offices of:   LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae No.1 Minster Court Mincing Lane London EC3R 7YL   We have invited Austin ( Pierre ) Olney, a Boston-based partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, to give a presentation on "Turning Compliance Risk to Competitive...... More


INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO to paddle and pedal for charity

In an effort to continuously support important initiatives and foundations, members, families and friends of the INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO secretariats will be paddling on the water and pedalling on the road for charity.   On Saturday 16 June 2007, two teams will participate in the BISS Dragon Boat Challenge 2007 on Dorney Lake , Eton , in support of the British & International Sailors' Society...... More