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Saturday, October 20, 2018

No. 35/2007




Turkish Seafarers Union indicate strike – update

As reported in Weekly NEWS No. 34/2007 of 24 August 2007, the Turkish  Seafarers Union (TDS) has indicated it may resort to a strike over unsatisfactory wage negotiations.   The TDS has not set a date for the strike, although the negotiations between it and the Turkish Authorities, which have been ongoing since 1 January 2007, have now ceased.   According to current law, the TDS has the right t...... More


U.K. – foot and mouth restrictions lifted

The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a Press Notice stating that the European Union (EU) restrictions on the export from the U.K. of meat and dairy products have been lifted. As a result, meat and dairy products sourced within Great Britain for consumption onboard vessels can be carried aboard as normal, and waste stemming from the consumption of these products can be landed...... More


Gard celebrates 100 years in style

Gard AS celebrated its centenary with a magnificent gala party for more than 500 members and guests in Arendal 24-26 September. The event included a concert by the 77-strong Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, a specially produced show covering the century of Gard’s existence, as well as sailings on three of Norway ’s Tall Ships, together with other dinners and receptions.   INTERTANKO congratulates...... More


Vapour manifolds to be in accordance with OCIMF recommendations at Mongstad terminal from 1 June 2008

We have been advised by Statoil that from 1 June 2008 Mongstad terminal in Norway will require that vessels loading crude at the terminal must have vapour manifolds in accordance with the recommendations of the Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF).    The contact person at Mongstad terminal is the Port Captain, Jon Magne Jakobsen +47 56344822.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Greece’s forest fire tragedy

INTERTANKO acknowledges the devastating effect of the massive forest fires that have been raging for several days in and around the northern suburbs of Athens , home base for nearly one quarter of our members. There have been serious fires near Greece ’s capital city earlier this summer too, with the vegetation tinder-dry after weeks of searing summer heat.   Our thoughts are with those who hav...... More


Oil exports from the Former Soviet Union

Overall oil exports from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) area have doubled since the year 2000 to a level of some 8.9 mbd in the first half of 2007. A number of developments have increased exports of petroleum products the most, from some 2 mbd in 2003 to 2.7 mbd in the first half 2007.       Crude oil exports from the Black Sea have remained quite steady over recent years at some 2.2 mbd.   Crud...... More



  • 7-8 September 2007 - ISTEC (No. 31), Sicily, Italy
  • 12 September 2007 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas), League City, U.S.
  • 18 September 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC), London
  • 18 September 2007 – Asian Panel, Tokyo
  • 20-21 September 2007 Tripartite Meeting, Tokyo
  • 1 October 2007 Human Element in Shipping Committee, Paris
    1/2 October 2007 - Executive Committee, Paris
  • 9 October 2007: Hellenic Forum Autumn meeting, Athens
    18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee, London
  • 22 October 2007 – North American Panel, Houston, Texas
  • 31 October 2007 – 1 November 2007 - Latin American Panel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee, London
  • 15 November 2007 - Autumn Council, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee, Bergen, Norway       
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee, Hong Kong, China
  • 26 November 2007 – Vetting Seminar, Philippines
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul

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2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   Four 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 Contact Petter...... More



TANKEROperator, 30.08.07 – INTERTANKO promotes Angelo ... More