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No. 46/2007




INTERTANKO Council met in London this week

INTERTANKO Chairman, Mr. Nick Fistes, led top-level policy discussions at the autumn Council meeting held in London on 15 November 2007.   The Council approved nine new membership applications totalling 122 vessels of 12.7 million dwt (see table below for details).   In addition, 14 new associate membership applications were approved.   Issues discussed included inter alia:   Human Element...... More


MSC/MEPC 4 Circular 2 - Code of Good Practice for Port State Control Officers

The IMO has recently issued MSC/MEPC 4 Circular 2 (dated 1 November 2007) regarding the Code of Good Practice for Port State Control (PSC) Officers.   INTERTANKO recommends that this be brought to the attention of your fleets, sea staff and appropriate office staff accordingly.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


IMO issues Unified Interpretation for the location of paint lockers

With a view to providing more specific guidance for the application of the relevant requirements of the International Bulk Chemicals (IBC) Code, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 83) has approved a unified interpretation of chapter 3 of the IBC Code regarding the location of paint lockers in the cargo block. This is set out in MSC.1 Circ.1241 dated 30 October 2007.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Panamanian cadets seek cadet berths

INTERTANKO has recently been contacted by the International Maritime University of Panama (IMUP) with a request for cadet berths for their graduates.   This December, 70 plus deck and engine cadets, trained according to STCW 78/95, will complete their theoretical studies and will thereafter be seeking prospective employers to enable them to acquire their necessary sea time to be certified as...... More


Why air emissions is a key issue explained at World Ocean Forum, Busan

At the first World Ocean Forum held in Busan , South Korea , last week, INTERTANKO's Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins , participated on a panel including distinguished speakers Fincantieri Chairman, Corrado Antonini; Hyundai Heavy Industries Vice-President, Keh-Sik Min; Cheung Heum Park of Samsung Heavy Industries.   Wilkins gave a brief overview on air emissions - the key...... More


INTERTANKO speaks on oil pollution prevention at Shanghai International Maritime Forum

Last week in Shanghai , the Chinese Maritime and Safety Administration (MSA) staged its third International Maritime Forum, drawing key policy-makers and industry representatives from around the world.   In a session focusing on the environmental profile of the tanker operator, INTERTANKO's Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins , delivered a presentation focusing on oil pollution...... More


INTERTANKO's TOTS well received at Manila Manning Conference

At the 8 th Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference in Manila this week, INTERTANKO's Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins , provided the delegates with an overview of INTERTANKO's Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS).   Having been presented on the first day of the Conference with some hard-hitting evidence of the worsening state of officer supply, together with an indicatio...... More


INTERTANKO speaks on tanker performance at Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo XII Congress/XX Anniversary, Seville

A presentation on 'Tanker Performance' was given by INTERTANKO's Research & Project Section Manager, Erik Ranheim , at the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo XII Congress/ XX Anniversary, which took place this week in Seville. Click here to view.   Contact : Erik Ranheim ... More


Tanker accident prevention promoted at Seminar on Marine Accidents, Hong Kong

INTERTANKO spoke last week at a Seminar on Marine Accidents which was organised by the Hong Kong branch of the Nautical Institute.   At a well-attended seminar on board the Star Cruise vessel Aquarius , INTERTANKO's Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins , presented a paper on accident prevention in the tanker industry.   His paper firstly identified the current growing trend of inciden...... More


Lost Time Indicator (LTI) Benchmarking System launched for INTERTANKO members

Benchmarking has long been recognised as an important tool for INTERTANKO as it strives for continuous improvement. With the aid of benchmarking o ur members are able to identify where improvement is required by understanding their performance relative to others in the industry.   In 2005, following the work of the Vetting Committee, INTERTANKO launched the Tanker Management and Self-Assessment...... More


Amendments to INTERTANKO's 'Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I - Machinery space operations)'

Subsequent to the amendments made in the IMO [Ref. Resolution MEPC 117(52)], and in response to input from users of our 'Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book (Part 1 - Machinery space operations)', we have made a number of updates/corrections to our February 2006 Edition. Click here to see the changes.   Once the IMO has decided on the revision of its regulations and guidelines with...... More


INTERTANKO Chemical Review 02/2007 is now available

We are pleased to advise that the INTERTANKO Chemical Review No. 02/2007 is now available and may be accessed here .   Some of the pertinent subjects included in this issue are: an update on the inert gas debate, a Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 56) report – Chemical Issues, Annex II Pre-wash, a report on BLG 13, some Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations ( FOSFA)...... More


7th Edition of INTERTANKO's Guide to the Vetting Process now available

To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tanker crews and onshore personnel, INTERTANKO has published 'A Guide to the Vetting Process'. The publication provides a concise, yet comprehensive description of the principal tanker vetting systems. INTERTANKO recommends that this revised and expanded 7th edition is a MUST onboard each vessel and in...... More


IEA adjusts world oil demand in 2008 down by 0.3 mbd

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that global demand for oil for the fourth quarter 1007 (4Q07) is revised down by 0.5 mbd, affected by high prices, weaker-than-expected demand data from the U.S. and the Former Soviet Union (FSU), and delays to European heating oil restocking. Coupled with lower Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, these revisions extend to the 2008 forecast, which...... More



  • 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
  • 21 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting in Athens
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul

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NEW 200 7/8 publications catalogue now available!   Click here to download INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2007/2008 with over 40 titles.   4 easy ways to send us your order:   Online:          Order directly from our online bookshop E-mail:          Send your order by e-mail to Fax:    Download this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Tel :  ...... More



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