The Committee’s main aim is to foster INTERTANKO Members’ interests in relation to inspections and screenings undertaken and performed by port state control, the United States Coast Guard, oil and chemical charterers, P&I Clubs, hull underwriters and terminals etc with the long-term goal of reducing the proliferation of multiple inspections.
Chairman: Capt Steve Hardy – Interorient Marine Services Ltd
Secretary: Frans Ubaghs
To this end the Committee:
- Continues to promote INTERTANKO’s Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) and works to establish this as a recognised industry standard
- Maintains an open dialogue with OCIMF/CDI and the oil and chemical companies to encourage input of INTERTANKO’s ideas
- Participates in relevant industry work pertaining to Tanker Management & Self-Assessment (TMSA)
- Produces relevant TMSA benchmarking systems for the benefit of INTERTANKO Members
- Encourages the use of the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) or SIRE by charterers, port state control and others to reduce the number and scope of inspections
- Encourages co-operation and harmonisation between ship vetting Systems
- Encourages the harmonisation of port state control (PSC) targeting systems and the sharing of PSC detention information to assist with enhanced targeting
- Encourages the harmonisation of PSC training standards.
- Promotes and encourages methods to maintain the integrity of PSC.
- Promotes and encourages the use of INTERTANKO’s Terminal Vetting Database
- Promotes recognition of the statutory work performed by classification societies with an emphasis on the IMO enhanced program for the survey of oil tankers, such as The Enhanced Survey Program (ESP) and the Condition Assessment Program (CAS)
- Shares the information collated from INTERTANKO’s vetting inspection and PSC inspection feedback forms with interested parties who can use the information to continually improve
- Ensures that the work of this group assists in achieving the long-term goals of INTERTANKO
- Promotes recognition for owners’ maintenance programs and self-assessment
Vetting Committee Membership
The Vetting Committee is restricted to 30 members who provide a broad representation of the INTERTANKO Member Companies.
Committee members take active part in developing resource materials for the wider membership as well as addressing topical vetting related issues and providing a platform for the membership to liaise with and address their concerns with port state authorities and various vetting and ship inspection regimes.
Membership to the committee is based on individual expertise and ensuring that the committee provides a reasonably good representation of the geographical spread of the wider INTERTANKO membership as well as ensuring a good representation of the different industry sectors (Oil, Chemical and Gas) that are represented by the membership.
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Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
1. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
INTERTANKO’s Vetting Committee’s aim is to foster INTERTANKO members’ interests in relation to inspections and screenings undertaken and performed by Port State Control, the United States Coast Guard, oil and chemical charterers, P&I Clubs, hull underwriters, and terminals, etc. with the long-term goal to reduce the proliferation of multiple inspections and the cost of ship inspections to the maximum extent possible. Costs of inspections should be transparent and justifiable.
To this end the Committee will:
1.1 Promote recognition for the statutory work performed by the Classification Societies with an emphasis on the IMO enhanced programme for the survey of oil tankers, e.g. The Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP), and the Condition Assessment Programme (CAS).
1.2 Promote recognition for owners’ maintenance programmes and self-assessment schemes.
1.3 Maintain an open dialogue with OCIMF/CDI and the oil and chemical companies to encourage input of INTERTANKO’s ideas.
1.4 Participate in relevant industry work pertaining to TMSA.
1.5 Produce relevant TMSA benchmarking systems for the benefit of INTERTANKO members.
1.6 Encourage co-operation and harmonisation between ship vetting systems.
1.7 Encourage the harmonisation of PSC targeting systems and the sharing of PSC detention information to assist with enhanced targeting.
1.8 Encourage the harmonisation of PSC training standards.
1.9 Promote and encourage methods to maintain the integrity of PSC.
1.10 Encourage the use of CDI or SIRE by charterers, Port State Control and others to reduce the number and scope of inspections.
1.11 Promote and encourage the use of INTERTANKO’s Terminal Vetting database
1.12 Share the information collated from INTERTANKO’s vetting inspection and PSC inspection feedback forms with interested parties who can use the information to continually improve.
1.13 Ensure that work of this group assists in achieving the long-term goals of INTERTANKO.
2.1 The Vetting Committee membership should be comprised of members with a good geographical spread that also represent different categories and sizes of tankers.
2.2 The Committee members’ term is two years which can be extended for another two years, unless other reasons apply and are approved by the Executive Committee. Examples of when other reasons apply could include when it is difficult to get new members to join a Committee or the member has specific expertise that would be valuable in the resolution of an important issue under discussion by the Committee.
2.3 Membership on the Committee is based on the expertise/qualifications of the individual; therefore, membership on the committee rests with the individual of a member company, not the company that the individual works for.
2.4 A Committee member may, on occasion, be represented by an alternate from his company.
2.5 Committee members shall endeavour to attend all committee meetings but in any event shall attend a minimum of one meeting per year and at least three meetings in every two consecutive years. Members shall make every effort towards active contribution to the work of the committee. Should a committee member not be able to attend, the member will be encouraged to submit written comments.
2.6 Repeated non-attendance may result in a review of committee membership by the Vetting Committee Chairman and Secretary.
2.7 The Chairman should ensure that membership turnover within the committee is kept at a reasonable level so as to ensure continuity of expertise and to manage the efficient working of the committee.
3. CHAIRMAN & VICE-CHAIRMAN
3.1 The Committee will nominate the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for election by the Council.
3.2 The Chairman and Vice-Chairman’s term of office is two years which can be extended for another two years, unless other reasons apply and are approved by the Council. Examples of when other reasons apply could include when a new Chairman cannot be found or the resolution of an important issue under discussion by the Committee would benefit for the Chairman’s (or Vice-Chairman’s) leadership.
4.1 The Committee will typically meet at least twice a year, once in the eastern and once in the western hemisphere where feasible.
4.2 The Chairman may invite observers to the meetings. INTERTANKO’s Chairman and representatives of the INTERTANKO Secretariat may attend the meetings.
4.3 Applicants waiting to join the committee shall be invited to attend committee meetings as observers and may be invited to participate in working and/or correspondence groups that the committee establishes from time to time.
4.4 As required, specific Working Groups and/or Correspondence Groups may be established to deal with and promote particular issues from the Committee’s work.
4.5 The Committee will be limited in number to 30 members.
4.6 In recognition of the interest shown in vetting matters, the Secretariat shall endeavour to hold a Vetting Seminar in conjunction with each Vetting Committee meeting as well as additional Vetting Seminars throughout the calendar year on a global basis.
5. TRAVEL EXPENSES
5.1 The travel expenses of the Committee’s membership should be paid for by the member company.
6. TERMS OF REFERENCE
6.1 The Terms of Reference shall be approved by the Council.
7.1 The INTERTANKO Secretariat undertakes the secretarial and administrative tasks for the Committee.
The Vetting Committee will report to INTERTANKO’s Council through its Chairman.
Anglo Ardmore Ship Management Limited
Ms. Vaitsa Barka
Springfield Shipping Co Panama SA
Mr. Elton Barneto
Selandia Ship Management (India) Pvt Ltd
Capt. Knut-Harald Berntsen
Capt. Panos Chatzikyriakos
Sea World Management & Trading Inc
Mr. Henrik Christensen
Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S
Capt. Ashley M. Cooper
Scorpio Ship Management SAM
Capt. Richard Dsouza
Teekay Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Mr. Alastair Fleming
Northern Marine Management Ltd.
Mr. Mario Grbic
Navigazione Montanari SpA
Capt. Leszek Groll
Capt Steve Hardy
NYK Line (Dubai Office)
Mr. Torben Hertel
Team Tankers International DK
Capt. Amit Jain
Unix Line Pte Ltd
Capt. Dimitris Kalantidis
Consolidated Marine Management Inc
Mr. Nikolaos Kallergis
Product Shipping & Trading SA
Capt. Brian King
MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd.
Capt. Frank Lasse
Bernhard Schulte (Hamburg)
Capt. Panagiotis Mpikas
Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd.
Capt. Jan Ove Ødegård
Odfjell Management AS
Capt. Sanjay Patil
Eaglestar Shipmanagement (London)
Capt. Sanjiv Sethi
Mr. Stefanos Stylianos
Minerva Marine Inc
Mr. Niels Vanlaer
Capt. Atul Vatsa
Thome Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Antonios E. Vrondissis
Navios Tankers Management Inc
Capt. Vladimir Yundt
Capt. Leonid Zalenski