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White House – Obama signs Iran Threat Reduction Act

President Barack Obama has signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (H.R. 1905). This statute authorises (and, in some cases, directs) the President to impose economic sanctions on, among others, persons engaged in or facilitating the shipment of oil from Iran. It specifically targets marine insurers, unless the insurer has engaged in due diligence to avoid...... More

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US and Canada issue urgent Asian Gypsy Moth warning

In the past several weeks US and Canadian authorities have intercepted a large number of commercial marine vessels with live Asian gypsy moth (AGM) egg masses on the superstructures of ships and cargo. The pace of these interceptions during the past few weeks is a cause of great concern to both US and Canadian inspection agencies. Gypsy Moth egg mass next to penny. Photo – Courtesy of Sue Lane,...... More

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OCIMF’s Annual Report 2012 available for download

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has made available for download a PDF version of its annual report for 2012. To view the document, please click here and look under the ‘Latest News’ tab. Contact : John Boreman ... More


Philippines completes cast of 30 ratifying the Maritime Labour Convention

On 13 August 2012 the Senate of the Philippines unanimously passed Resolution No. 829 resulting in the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006). With twenty two (22) Senators voting in favour, none against and no abstentions, the instrument of ratification will now be immediately sent and lodged by the Department of Foreign Affairs with the International Labour Organizatio...... More



06 September 2012 – Executive Committee Meeting, Rome
12 September 2012 – Documentary Committee, London
12 September 2012 – Member-only ECDIS Lunchtime Workshop, London
20 September 2012 – Environmental Committee, Rome
20-21 September 2012 – Bunker Sub-committee, Rome
21-22 September 2012 – Environmental Committee/ISTEC, Rome
02 October 2012 – Seafarers Vetting Seminar, Manila
03-04 October 2012 – Vetting Committee and Seminar, Singapore
10 October 2012 – Northern European Panel, London
10 October 2012 – Chemical Tanker Committee, London
11 October 2012 – Hellenic Mediterranean Panel, Athens
23 October 2012 – North American Panel, Houston
31 October 2012 – Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee, Houston
31 October 2012 – Latin American Panel, Rio de Janeiro
14 November 2012 – Executive Committee, London
15 November 2012 – Council, London
23 November 2012 – Asian Panel, Hong Kong

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Guide on the Selection and Installation of Ballast Water Management Systems for Tankers

INTERTANKO’s Guide on the Selection and Installation of Ballast Water Management Systems for Tankers has been developed to assist tanker owners during the selection, assessment and installation of Ballast Water Management (BWM) systems for existing and newbuilding tankers. It has been developed using experience and guidance from INTERTANKO Members on the Environmental Committee and INTERTANKO’s...... More


Oil Pollution Legislation in Littoral States of the USA

INTERTANKO published its first review of US state oil pollution laws in 1993 in response to the US Oil Pollution Act 1990. Following the Deepwater Horizon spill, we now publish a timely update of US State oil pollution laws focusing on the parties responsible, the range of claims, and potential financial liability. This publication is an essential guide for any tanker owner trading to US ports....... More


INTERTANKO’S Guide to the Vetting Process 9th edition now available

INTERTANKO's Guide to the Vetting Process has been completely revised and expanded into a new 9th edition which is now available in hard copy and as an electronic e-book. It contains concise, yet comprehensive descriptions of the principal tanker vetting systems and the screening process, as well as up-to-date information on the different ship inspection systems of oil and chemical companies,...... More