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No. 21 2012 - 25 May



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MSC 90 - update on plans for risk-based ship designs

The 90th session of IMOs Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 90) in London this week agreed to: develop Guidelines for the approval of risk-based ship designs the development of a safety-level approach (SLA), a methodology which may be used in developing alternative designs and procedures/measures to the IMO rule-making process adopt the revised Guidelines for Formal Safety Assessment (FSA), a...... More

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MSC 90 – blending and damage stability

At the 90th session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 90) in London this week, blending and damage stability were important items on the agenda. Amendments to SOLAS Chapter VI – Prohibition of the blending of bulk liquid cargoes and production processes during sea voyages. The Committee reviewed the outcome of the discussions held at the Sub-committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) which...... More


Lessons to be learned from MAIB report on Karin Schepers grounding

The container vessel Karin Schepers (7,852 gt) grounded on 3 August 2011 on the Cornish coast while on passage from Cork, Ireland to Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Master relieved the second officer as the officer of the watch at 0323 that morning, and he fell asleep a short time later. No lookout was posted, and with no-one awake on the bridge the vessel continued on for over two hours, crossing...... More


INTERTANKO Vetting Committee Minutes #40 now available

We are pleased to advise Members that the Minutes of the Vetting Committee meeting #40, held in Athens on 17 & 18 April 2012, are now available on the Members’ area of INTERTANKO’s website and can be downloaded here . The agenda for the meeting can be accessed here . Contact : Ajay Gour ... More