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No. 05/2007




INTERTANKO's Executive Committee meets in London

The first meeting in 2007 of the INTERTANKO Executive Committee was held in London this week, under the chairmanship of Stephen Van Dyck.   The following ongoing key policy issues were deliberated at length:     MARPOL Annex VI Revision   Dragos Rauta  gave an update on the developments in the IMO, the follow-up actions from INTERTANKO and the plans for further activities. As expected,...... More


MARPOL Annex II revisions carriage restriction updates

As advised in our article in Weekly NEWS No. 1/2007 of 5 January 2007 regarding the revisions to MARPOL Annex II, and specifically the question pertaining to the 3000m3 limitations, we wrote to The Netherlands Government ( click here to view letter ) , Singapore and t he United Kingdom in December 2006 highlighting our concerns and raising some specific questions.   We have since received a rep...... More


INTERTANKO at IMO’s Standards of Training and Watchkeeping Sub-committee meeting (STW 38)

INTERTANKO attended the 38 th session of the IMO’s Standards of Training and Watchkeeping Sub-committee meeting (STW 38). Below is a summary of the main items discussed relevant to INTERTANKO members.   Review of the STCW Convention and STCW Code   The STW Sub-committee had been instructed by the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 81 - May 2006) to define the main issues to be reviewed in the...... More


Electronic Notification of Arrival (e-NOA) for ships calling at CARICOM countries

For the past two months INTERTANKO has been engaged in a dialogue with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to verify the rumours that CARICOM will be imposing an e-NOA requirement for ships calling at its ports.   The most recent e-mail received from the CARICOM Secretariat seems to indicate that this requirement goes into effect on 1 February 2007.   The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)...... More


Minutes of first meeting of INTERTANKO's Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) now available

The minutes of the inaugural meeting of INTERTANKO's Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) in January are now available on our website ( click here to view).   Contact : Howard Snaith or Fredrik Larsson ... More


INTERTANKO Cadet Berth Availability Survey - 2007

There is concern in the industry regarding the reduction in young officers going to sea and INTERTANKO’s Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) has been tasked, i.a., with promoting a career at sea among the younger generations.   A key element is the staff supply and the shortage of seafarers generally, but a further important aspect is the difficulty of securing cabin space onboard ships...... More


Constructive feedback on lifeboats and equipment welcomed by Lifeboat User Group

As previously advised, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have established a "Lifeboat User Group" together with ILAMA ( International Life-saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association).   The main aim of the "Lifeboat User Group" is to facilitate a forum where end users of lifeboats and associated equipment can provide manufacturers with feedback in order for the manufacturers to improve their equipment...... More


Groundbreaking research in maritime safety successfully defended

On 25 January 2007, Sabine Knapp* defended her PhD thesis entitled 'The Econometrics of Maritime Safety: Recommendations to Enhance Safety at Sea'.   The study has already been much discussed in the main stream media as well as being referred to by many maritime authorities. For the first time, port state control data from various regimes and casualty data from three different sources of the sa...... More


Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) updates - advance notification to ISIS users

All users of the Integrated Ship Inspection System (ISIS) should note that the 6 th Edition Ship Inspection Report (SIR) and the new ISIS -Web 7 will be launched on 1 April 2007. The existing ISIS Triple 3 will be disconnected on this date.   There are milestone dates to be strictly observed and several key features to be noted:   Milestone Dates:   March 1 st , 6 th Edition Ship Inspection...... More


INTERTANKO Council meeting 26-27 March, Houston TX

The next meeting of INTERTANKO's Council will take place on 26-27 March 2007 at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel, Houston , Texas , USA , in conjunction with the Houston Tanker Event. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 11.00-16.15 on 26 March, with a wrap-up session on 27 March, from 9:00-10:00. The Agenda Notes for the Council meeting are being finalised and will be circulated separately.   ...... More


Human element-related electronic bulletins available

As advised in Weekly NEWS No. 2/2007 of 12 January 2007, INTERTANKO has created a facility for periodic, ad-hoc issuance of Human Element-related electronic bulletins on matters that are pertinent to members with an interest in this area.   Members who wish to receive these bulletins directly should contact either Howard Snaith or Fredrik Larsson giving their name and e-mail address.   Contact ...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members’ Forum for February - incident management from a legal perspective

Our next lunch forum for U.K.-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members is scheduled for Wednesday 21 February 2007 from 12.00 to 14.30 at St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD.   With increased emphasis being placed on the identification and management of risks, members now have an opportunity to hear from a leading expert on how masters and owners/managers can react in the immediate...... More


New US energy policy?

The recent statement by U.S. President George Bush to double strategic oil reserves by 2027 is good news for tanker owners - not so the statement that gasoline consumption will be reduced by 20%, which would mean a reduction of some 2 million barrels per day (mbd).   The U.S. imported 10.2 mbd of crude oil in November, and imports from Canada amounted to 2.1 mbd. Canadian oil by pipeline is...... More



  • 7 February 2007 - Joint Chemical Tanker Committee & Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee (Americas) meeting, Houston
  • 8-9 February 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Panama
  • 12 February 2007 – INTERTANKO IT Committee Meeting, London
  • 13 February - INTERTANKO Asian Panel Meeting, Hong Kong, China
  • 21 February 2007 – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 28 February-1 March - INTERTANKO Environmental Committee Meeting, London
  • 6 March 2007 – INTERTANKO Hellenic Forum, Athens
  • 19 March 2007 - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT
  • 25 March 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC), Houston TX
  • 26 March 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-27 March 2007 - Council meeting, Houston TX
  • 27 March 2007 – Human Element in Shipping Committee, Houston TX
  • 26-28 March 2007 - Annual Tanker Event, Houston TX
  • 29 March 2007 - Tanker Chartering Seminar - Houston
  • 15 May 2007 - Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Athens
  • 16 May, 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting Athens
  • 16 May 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Hong Kong, China

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NEW PUBLICATION * 'Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide' * NEW PUBLICATION

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Lloyd's List, 29 January 2007 - IMO ‘reprieve’ for India owners Lloyd's List, 1 February 2007 - Debate over oily water systems still runs deep   ... More