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ILO confirms MLC 2006 to enter into force in 2013

Following on from Weekly News 33 where we reported that the Senate of the Philippines, the final signatory party, unanimously passed Resolution No. 829, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued a news release stating that the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) has now been ratified by thirty nations. Those nations represent more than 33% of the world’s gross shipping...... More


Entry into force of MLC 2006 brings EU law into force

Following the ratifications by Russia and the Philippines in August, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) has now reached the required threshold (30 signatures and 33% of the world’s fleet tonnage) and will enter into force in August 2013. (For further details, see article on ILO announcement, above) As the European Union regulates matters related to labour standards in its Member States,...... More


EMSA releases its Annual Report 2011

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has published its Annual Report 2011, which provides an overview of its work to enhance the quality of shipping, strengthen maritime safety and achieve cleaner oceans. The report seeks to measure the added value of EMSA's activities for the EU and its Member States. It is divided into two parts, the first one providing a detailed management report and...... More


USCG ballast water FAQs updated

The US Coast Guard has posted a revision to its Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The revision seeks to clarify answers to No 1, Explanation of Exclusive Economic Zone; and No 24, Enforcement of dates in Implementation Schedule. For the article on the original FAQs, see Weekly NEWS No. 31/2012 To view the current FAQ document, please click here . To visit...... More


MPA revises equipment acceptance requirements for Singapore-registered vessels

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued a circular to inform of its revised requirements for the acceptance of equipment for use on Singapore-registered vessels. The circular follows a recent intervention by Port State Control authority on board a Singapore-registered vessel where the type-approval for survival craft was found to not comply with Convention requirements. To...... More


ECDIS workshop in London for INTERTANKO Members, 12 September 2012 – register now!

We are pleased to announce that Admiralty, the UK Hydrographic Office’s commercial arm and public-facing brand, will be holding a workshop for INTERTANKO Members on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems ( ECDIS ) . The workshop, which will take place on Wednesday 12 September at INTERTANKO’s Office in London, will be presented by Captain Paul Hailwood, Master Mariner, who has...... More



Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other Members. Regional Panel/Forum meetings are open to all Members. 06 September 2012 – Executive Committee Meeting, Rome Contact :   Michele White 12 September 2012 – Documentary Committee, London Contact : Michele White 20 September 2012 – Environmental Committee, Rome Contact : Tim Wilkins 20-...... More


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