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Thursday, October 18, 2018

No. 42/2007




MSC 83 - Piracy and armed robbery against ships

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) noted an increase of 7.5% in piracy and armed robbery incidents for the period 1 October 2006 – 30 June 2007 over the same period in the previous year, largely attributable to incidents in the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, and off the coast of West Africa .   Most of the attacks worldwide occurred, or had been attempted in, territorial waters while the ships wer...... More


MSC 83 - Neil Ferrer elected as Chairman of IMO's Maritime Safety Committee

Neil Frank Ferrer from the Philippines was unanimously elected as Chairman of International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at MSC 83 in Copenhagen last week.   Ferrer is the Alternate Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the IMO and is also currently designated as First Secretary and Consul at the Embassy of the Philippines in London , U.K.   An exemplar...... More


INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee meets in London

The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) held its 31st meeting this week in London , where it reviewed its goals and objectives together with the main issues of the day. It also discussed reports from its working groups:   ·           Best Management Practice Working Group, to reduce cargo vapour emissions during tank cleaning ·           FOSFA Banned Last Cargo Working Group ·          ...... More


GARD seminar on whether lifeboat "onload" release hooks should be banned

P&I Club GARD hosted a seminar this week at its headquarters in Arendal , Norway , focusing on whether or not "onload" lifeboat release hooks should be abandoned due to the high frequency of accidents and deaths involving such hooks during drills.   To facilitate discussion a number of stakeholders had been invited to talk over the current situation and work out a possible way forward. These...... More


INTERTANKO lectures at the World Maritime University, Malmo on PSC

In response to a request from the Chinese Government, the World M aritime University (WMU) is holding a 10-day, high level course (15-26 October) on port state control (PSC) for about 30 senior/middle level managers from the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA). Attendees are officials in managerial positions (relevant to maritime safety and particularly PSC matters) from throughout the...... More


INTERTANKO hosts two Vetting Seminars:

·           26 November, Manila - specifically for seafarers ·           21 November 2007, Hong Kong, China  - for operators, with oil major presentations   We emphasise that these two seminars approach the subject of vetting in quite different ways.   The Manila seminar is an in-house run seminar specially aimed at providing help, assistance and guidance to your seafarers in preparing for and...... More


Turkish seafarers and Turkish Authorities reach agreement – strike cancelled

As reported in Weekly NEWS No. 34/2007 and No. 35/3007 , the Turkish Seafarers Union (TDS) had indicated on 29 August that it might resort to a strike over unsatisfactory wage negotiations with the Turkish Authorities.   INTERTANKO has been informed that the planned strike action has been cancelled since the TDS reached an agreement with the Turkish Authorities. Although this is unofficial...... More


Proposed research for the capture and use of CO2 emissions from ships

Driven by the general desire to take action to assist in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases, methodologies are being looked at that might be suitable to reduce shipping emissions.    Research undertaken in Germany by ZSW, Germany ’s Center for Solar Energy & Hydrogen Research, relating to methodologies for the conversion of CO 2 , is thought to be suitable for further investigation into...... More


Record high oil price and record high oil consumption

    The price of oil has reached a record high level at the same time as oil consumption is record high. The International Energy Agency (IEA) expect oil demand to increase by a healthy 2.4% in 2008, up from 1.5% in 2007. Even Europe is projected to increase oil consumption in 2008 after a couple of years of decline. The world economy is expected to pull through both the high oil prices and the...... More



  • 22 October 2007 – North American Panel meeting, Houston, Texas
  • 31 October 2007 – 1 November 2007 - Latin American Panel meeting, Buenos Aires
  • 5 November 2007 - Forum on Piracy and Armed Robbery, Singapore
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 – Documentary Committee meeting, London
  • 14-15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 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
  • 26 November 2007 – Seafarers 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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