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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

No. 04/2008




IMO move forward on Ship Recycling Convention

Pending final approval by its Council, the IMO will be holding a Diplomatic Conference in May next year in Hong Kong to adopt the International Ship Recycling Convention.   The agreement to proceed with this means that the IMO has now only a limited period in which to finalise the draft Convention. Thus this week's meeting of the Ship Recycling Working Group in Nantes , France , was an importan...... More


Hebei Spirit owner and manager clarify the cause of the recent accident in South Korea, while Master accused of criminal negligence

Liu Shibao, director of Hebei Spirit Shipping Co Ltd and owner of the VLCC Hebei Spirit , which was recently struck by a crane barge while at anchor in South Korea, and Bob Bishop, CEO of V.Ships, the vessel’s manager, took centre stage this week at a Hong Kong press conference which provided some significant insight into what happened, and what the consequences might be.   A simulated action...... More


INTERTANKO presents TOTS to SIRE Focus Group

INTERTANKO was honoured this week to make a presentation to the SIRE Focus Group meeting in the U.K. on the subject of   INTERTANKO’s Tanker Officer Training Standard (TOTS).   A detailed discussion, questions and answers followed the presentation, which we believe were of real value to all concerned, and provided useful feedback and information.   Click here for a copy of the TOTS presentation...... More


IMO – contact points for pollution incidents

In MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.4 t he IMO has updated its list of national operational contact points responsible for the receipt, transmission, and processing of urgent reports from ships to coastal states on incidents involving harmful substances, including oil.    The information is provided to enable compliance with Regulation 37 of MARPOL Annex I which, inter alia , requires that shipboard pollution...... More


Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics

INTERTANKO has recently been approached by members asking where they can dispose of out-of-date pyrotechnics.   We would therefore like to recommend the following alternatives:   ·          Return them to the supplier, directly or via the local representative.   ·          Request a life raft service station to accept any of the ship's out-of-date pyrotechnics when life rafts are being sent...... More


Fire at Panama Maritime University - help requested

The following article is extracted from an article published this week in the Bow Wave newsletter on trade, insurance and risk.   Maria Dixon writes:-   "Dear Sam,   Once again I am appealing to you and your e-zine to broadcast a sad incident and get some help from your readers.   Last week the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) caught fire. Captain Orlando Allard is trying to...... More


Ann Sæther completes a record 30 years with INTERTANKO

Ann Sæther, Assistant Manager Ports & Terminals and Legal & Documentary Section, recently completed a record 30-year stint working for INTERTANKO.   Prior to joining the Association, Ann spent some ten years working at the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA), where her father, Birger Sæther, was also employed. He played a central role for 50 years within shipping and was widely known in the...... More



  • 18 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 24-25 January 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Hong Kong
  • 29 January 2008 - Documentary Committee meeting, London
  • 11/12 February 2008 - Insurance and Legal Committee meeting, Paris
  • 13 February 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 6 March 2008 – Asian Panel, Singapore
  • 12-13 March, 2008 – Latin American Panel meeting, Miami, FL, U.S.
  • 17 March 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT, U.S.
  • 19 March 2008 - Vetting Committee meeting, Connecticut, U.S.
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting, Athens
  • 8 April 2008 - Chemical Seminar, Panama
  • 9 April 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Panama
  • 16 April 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 20 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • First week June 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Athens
  • 4 June 2008 - Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 11 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, U.S. NE Coast
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
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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 4...... More



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