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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

No. 40 2012 - 12 Oct




Record numbers at INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar in Manila

Over 1,300 seafaring officers and crew attended INTERTANKO’s Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar held this week at NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Laguna in the Philippines. This seminar was conducted in response to INTERTANKO’s focus on the human element and the emphasis by the Vetting Committee that all Seafarers should be actively involved in the ship inspection process. The programme was put together to...... More


INTERTANKO represented by substantial delegation at IMO’s MEPC 64

Recognising the sheer importance of our environment, INTERTANKO was keen for its voice and that of its Members to be represented at the IMO this week during the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 64). To that end, INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Kathi Stanzel; Director of Regulatory Affairs, Joe Angelo; Technical Director Dragos Rauta; Senior Manager for the Environment, Tim Wilkins;...... More


USCG warns of problem with Mustang inflatable PFDs

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has become aware of certain Mustang survival inflatable personal floatation devices (PFDs) with Hammar MA1hydrostatic (HIT) inflation systems. The issue here is that the devices may not inflate and require a new re-arm kit to properly inflate by manual or automatic activation. The attached safety alert identifies which products are affected. Source: Unites States Coast...... More


INTERTANKO holds Vetting Seminar in Singapore

A Vetting Seminar was held this week in Singapore and was attended by over 125 delegates from member companies in the region. The event was chaired by Capt Michael Wilson, President of Laurin Maritime (America) Inc and Chairman of INTERTANKO's Vetting Committee. Capt Wilson started the seminar with a short presentation setting the scene by highlighting the issues that are being faced by the...... More