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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No. 38/2007




Anti-fouling Systems Convention to enter into force 17 September 2008

After announcing that it would ratify the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems for Ships, 2001 (AFS Convention) during the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting in July this year, Panama announced this week that it has now completed the task of ratification. This allows the Convention to enter into force on 17 September 2008.   In a...... More


World Health Organization urges cooperation with the new Ship Sanitation Certificates

As of 15 June 2007, the International Health Regulations ("IHR (2005)") have introduced new certificates to assist countries in minimising the risk of the spread of disease via international vessel voyages .   The new certificates are entitled Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate/Ship Sanitation Control Certificate ("Ship Sanitation Certificates" or "SSC"). These SSC replace the previo...... More


Evaluating the benefits of on-board computer based training (CBT) – free trial disks available from the Secretariat

On-board computer-based training (CBT), as part of a blend of learning events, when integrated into a properly managed competence development system, should be able to deliver measurable results in safety and operational proficiency, and cost savings. When used on board, the learner (crew) is accessing CBT close to the point where acquired skills will be applied thereby facilitating knowledge...... More


INTERTANKO Asian Panel meets in Tokyo

A meeting of INTERTANKO’s Asian Panel was held earlier this week in Tokyo . Chaired by the Panel Vice-Chairman, Katsue Yoshida (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Tokyo ), it was well attended by both Tokyo-based members and by over 25 members from all parts of the region including Malaysia , Singapore , Hong Kong and China . INTERTANKO Chairman, Nicholas G. Fistes, as well as Managing Director, Dr. Peter...... More


INTERTANKO speaks at SIRE Inspector Training Course

INTERTANKO was pleased to accept an invitation to speak at the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) Inspector Training Course this week in London . Marine & Chemical Director Howard Snaith gave a presentation on "The Ship Owners' Perspective – Commercial Vetting Inspections".   A copy of the presentation may be accessed here or seen on the INTERTANKO...... More


The Associate Members Committee (AMC) met in London this week

The main discussion of this week's meeting of INTERTANKO’s Associate Members Committee was on how the AMC can offer its expertise and services to enhance the quality of the Istanbul 2008 Tanker Event.   It was agreed that the next regular AMC meeting should be scheduled for Sunday, 20 April 2008, and that the meeting would be followed by and Open Hour session at the start of the Istanbul Tanker...... 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


Middle East activity

According to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the demand for OPEC crude in 2007 is expected to average 31.0 mbd, an increase of 0.1 mbd over the previous year. In 2008, the demand for OPEC crude is expected to average 30.8 mbd, a decrease of 0.216 mbd.   Due to significant downward revisions to Mexico and Azerbaijan supply in the third quarter, non-OPEC supply growth in...... More



  • 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
  • 5 November 2007 - Forum on Piracy and Armed Robbery, Singapore
  • 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


INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS, 18.09.07 - Industry association calls for more involvement, 18.09.07 - Association bemoans SECA 'confusion' Maritime Global Net, 18.09.07 – Tanker group complains about EU SECA Lloyd's List, 20.09.07 - EU ports failing to enforce SECA rules ... More