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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Latin American Panel's successful 11th session in Lima, Peru

INTERTANKO's Latin American Panel held its 11th session in Lima, Peru, with outstanding success. The meeting was attended by 31 representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and the United States. In particular, there was considerable participation by potential Members and Associate Members in Peru, who were very impressed with the breadth and depth of the issues discussed at the Panel meeting.


Under the excellent leadership of the Panel's Chairman, Carlos Juan Madinabeitia of Tradewind Tankers, the Panel addressed a number of major issues. It was honoured to have Rear Admiral Juan Carlos Del Alamo, the Executive Director of the Peruvian Coast Guard, give the opening keynote presentation, in which he provided the Panel with an overview of activities within Peru on maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment.


INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Peter Swift, engaged the Panel in detailed discussions on piracy, greenhouse gas emissions, the tanker market and the upcoming issues to be discussed at the Council meeting in October. Gary Horn, ABS Director of Rules and Standards, provided the panel with an update on the new goal-based ship construction standards for tankers which have been adopted by the IMO.


In addition, the Panel discussed the recent work of INTERTANKO's Environmental Committee, the latest revisions to the IMO Convention on Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), and the potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.


All presentations are available on INTERTANKO's web site click here


Contact: Joe Angelo