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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 36/2007




Tour pour la Mer 2007 – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO team rides again!

Fourteen intrepid individuals, including our two chief executives and our tallest and smallest members of staff, are to take part in the next Tour pour la Mer sponsored bicycle ride, which takes place on Friday September 28 th, starting and finishing in Southampton .   We have set ourselves a lofty target for sponsorship and we would all appreciate backing from our members and associate members...... More


Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore agree on Co-operative Mechanism for the Straits

At an IMO coordinated meeting held this week in Singapore, the three littoral states of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore issued a statement (The Singapore Statement 2007) which announced their agreement on a Co-operative Mechanism framework for enhancing the safety of navigation, security and environmental protection in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.   The Cooperative Mechanism is the...... More


Reduction of air emissions highlighted as key environmental challenge

The principal environmental challenges facing the shipping industry were high on the agenda at the Contemporary Issues Seminar arranged by the World Maritime University in Malmo , 3-4 September 2007.   Although the focus was principally on containerisation, many of the recent tends and current challenges were highlighted as being common for most of the shipping industry. With the rapid expansio...... More


Yemen - Notices to Mariners on Fish Aggregating Devices

The Maritime Affairs Authority (MAA) in Yemen has recently issued two Notices to Mariners regarding three Fish Aggregating Devices which have been laid in the following positions: 13 ˚ 49.520 N   048 ˚ 04.100 E 13 ˚ 56.150 N   048 ˚ 00.025 E 13 ˚ 00.860 N   048 ˚ 06.200 E   The devices are anchored to the seabed, attached by a mooring line to a red spherical surface buoy. Each buoy is fitted wi...... More


Yemen – Measures to control oil pollution and protect the marine environment

For the purpose of protecting Yemen ’s marine environment, the Maritime Affairs Authority (MAA) in Yemen is applying measures to monitor ships' compliance with the law of Marine Environment Protection – No. 16, starting from 15 July 2007.   These measures include:   Inspection of ships which call at ports in Yemeni ports and terminals by MAA inspectors, who will verify that Oil Record books and...... More


INTERTANKO hosts Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar, 26 November in Manila

INTERTANKO has hosted many vetting seminars over the years aimed specifically at assisting Superintendents, CEOs and Fleet Managers, etc. maintain up-to-date information, input and insight into the vetting and Port State Control process.   However, this seminar in Manila is unique and is aimed specifically at providing guidance and training to the seafarers themselves, who are at the sharp end ...... More


INTERTANKO to host Vetting Seminar, 21 November 2007, Hong Kong

INTERTANKO is holding a Vetting Seminar for its members with BP, Rightship and Petronas. It will be in the afternoon of 21 November 2007 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, 64 Mody Road , Kowloon , Hong Kong .   The Seminar will start at 12:00 with a buffet lunch followed by presentations by an array of speakers from BP, Rightship, Petronas and an update on INTERTANKOs' Tanker Officer Training...... More


CTSCA #9 meeting agenda and materials now available

The next meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) (CTSCA #9) will be held at the Southshore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City, (Houston) TX on 12 September 2007.    The agenda for CTSCA #9 includes updates from the U.S. Coast Guard from both Headquarters in Washington , DC , and the Port of Houston , lengthy IMO and MARPOL Annex II implementation...... More


International Marine Coatings Summit to be held 29-31 October 2007 in Shanghai

Sponsored by ABS, INTERTANKO and RINA, and organised and hosted by the Coatings Council of NACE international, the International Marine Coatings Summit will be held 29-31 October 2007 at the Shanghai Everbright International Hotel. This dynamic centre of Chinese trade and navigation is the perfect place for shipbuilders, regulatory agencies, owners, and users to participate in vital discussions...... More


The aframax market

In January-February the aframax market was the strongest segment. It remained so until the end of May, but the summer has proved unfavourable for this segment, and it is still in the doldrums.     Assuming a balanced market end 2006 and an annual increase in demand of 4.5%, a small surplus may start to build up in 2007. The surplus will increase in 2008 and in particular in 2009, with deliverie...... More



  • 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
  • 2/3 October – Environmental Committee, Barcelona
    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



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