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No. 37/2007




17th meeting of the Port State Control Committee of the Tokyo MoU held in Hong Kong

The Tokyo MoU Secretariat has issued a press release on the 17 th meeting of the Port State Control Committee of the Tokyo MoU held in Hong Kong .   In the course of the meeting the Committee:   adopted a new set of amendments to the Memorandum, including clearer and higher qualitative criteria for membership.   noted that the joint concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on the ISM Code with th...... More


Marshal Islands - Acceptance of the Exemption Clause for Vegetable Oils in the Revised MARPOL Annex II

INTERTANKO reported on the outcome of the 3000m3 debate at MEPC 56 following review of our and other submissions to the IMO on this issue in Weekly NEWS No. 29/2007 of 20 July 2007.   In our article we advised of the conclusions reached, which included the following statement in the report of the meeting:   " There was also discussion of the practice of downgrading a Ship Type 2 to a Ship Type ...... More


Worldwide – Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Special Warning

A Coalition of nations has responded to repeated calls by the international community, through the United Nations, for action to combat violent international extremism.   Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) from these nations are joining together to conduct operations in the Middle East region with the aim of maintaining maritime security and combating violent extremism.   The Coalition headquarters...... More


Insurers voice their concerns over manning crisis

Attracting a near record attendance, the International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) meeting this year in Copenhagen (9-12 September 2007) had as its theme "Marine Insurance – the Technical, Financial and Human Challenge".   The plenary and workshop sessions included considerable debate on the increase in marine claims resulting from human errors on ships, the general problems resulting from...... More


North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) roundtable discussion with Industry this week at Northwood HQ

An industry round-table discussion on maritime safety and security took place in Northwood , U.K. , this week, hosted by the Commander Allied Maritime Component Command, Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE. It was primarily organised to obtain industry feedback on NATO's activities.   INTERTANKO U.K. Regional Manager Minerva Alfonso, as well as around 20 senior representatives of the...... More


Outcome of Bunker Sub-committee meeting on 30 August in London

The INTERTANKO Bunker Sub-committee met in London on 30 August 2007 under the chairmanship of Takis Koutris (Roxana Shipping SA). The meeting addressed high priority matters for tanker owners and for ship owners in general. The following is a summary of the outcome:   Revision of MARPOL Annex VI – The Sub-committee agreed to give further input to the Association to assist with the work being do...... More


INTERTANKO hosts Seafarers' Vetting Seminar, 26 November in Manila

In view of the INTERTANKO focus on human element-related matters, the Vetting Committee felt that it would be prudent to produce a vetting seminar for seafaring officers (home on leave) by providing training to enhance their understanding of the vetting process, of why these inspections are undertaken, and to provide them with assistance in preparing for the inspection.   INTERTANKO has hosted...... 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 a number of speakers from BP, Rightship and Petronas, as well as by an update on INTERTANKOs' Tanker Office...... More


ITOPF seminar on marine spill response, 1 November, London

ITOPF will be holding an afternoon seminar and evening reception on 1 November 2007 at the City Presentation Centre, London . This seminar is free of charge and will provide an opportunity for those involved in all aspects of marine spill response to familiarise themselves with the work of ITOPF and to meet its staff.   Click here for a copy of the seminar programme, here for the registration...... More


Confusion reigns over EU North Sea/English Channel SECA – who cares or who dares? Who wins and who loses?

One mont h into the enforcement of the North Sea and English Channel SECA by the EU but not by the IMO, one might have thought that things would be settling down into some sort of routine. Far from it. The actuality is about complexity and confusion.   According to the EU Sulphur Directive, the North Sea and English Channel became a SECA on 11 August this year – more than three mont hs before t...... More


Tanker market overview as low spot rates, record high bunker prices and a weak dollar squeeze the tanker owners

The problems in the financial markets have resulted in a downward adjustment both in economic growth and oil demand. So far there have only been minor adjustments, and there is still great uncertainty with regard to how the U.S. and the world will be affected by the turmoil in the financial markets.   The oil tanker market is in need of good news as rates are below break-even in all segments. T...... More



  • 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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