Tanker accident prevention promoted at Seminar on Marine Accidents, Hong Kong

INTERTANKO spoke last week at a Seminar on Marine Accidents which was organised by the Hong Kong branch of the Nautical Institute.


At a well-attended seminar on board the Star Cruise vessel Aquarius, INTERTANKO's Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins, presented a paper on accident prevention in the tanker industry.


His paper firstly identified the current growing trend of incidents being reported in the industry against a backdrop of increasing oil supply and demand together with an ever-increasing tanker fleet. Noting also the outcome of the Inter-Industry Working Group on fires and explosions on board chemical and products tankers, Wilkins went on to provide four solutions which INTERTANKO considered would reduce the number of incidents in the industry: tank inerting on existing ships, the provision of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) on cargoes and fuels, the work of the INTERTANKO's Lifeboat Safety Working Group, and the establishment of TOTS (Tanker Officer Training Standards).


Click here to view Wilkins' presentation.


Contact: Tim Wilkins