Rate hikes not linked to tanker accidents, single hull phase-out: AET chief

(SINGAPORE) Contrary to popular thinking, high-profile tanker accidents and the early phase-out of single-hulled tankers have no bearing on VLCC tanker spot rates, according to the head of American Eagle Tankers (AET). Speaking at last week´s International Chemical and Oil Pollution conference, Joseph Kwok, CEO of AET, said there was no correlation between oil spills […]

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Un nuevo sistema “biométrico” para la verificación de identidad de 1,2 millones de trabajadores marítimos

El Consejo de Administración de la OIT dio un paso importante para mejorar la seguridad en alta mar y en los puertos del mundo al adoptar un nuevo sistema “biométrico” para la verificación de identidad de 1,2 millones de trabajadores marítimos que manejan casi 90 por ciento del comercio internacional. La nueva medida es clave […]

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IMO Member State audit scheme is tool to eliminate sub-standard shipping, says IMO Secretary-General

The Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme will be a key tool in the battle against sub-standard ships, IMO Secretary-General Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos said on Monday (22 March 2004), as he opened the second session of the ad hoc Council joint working group, which meets this week to further develop the scheme. The audit […]

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ACABAR CON EL SILENCIO

Ruedan estos días por los teléfonos y en las reuniones los nombres que han de personalizar el cambio de las autoridades marítimas. Algunos se postulan sin complejos, siguiendo la máxima de aquel presidente del Gobierno llamado Aznar López. Otros se ofrecen por la vía de enviar sentidos mensajes (a veces, sesudos mensajes) a los correos […]

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Company Security Officer

The ISPS Code defines the company security officer (CSO) as “the person designated by the Company for ensuring that a ship security assessment is carried out; that a ship security plan is developed, submitted for approval, and thereafter implemented and maintained, and for liaison with port facility security officers and the ship security officer”. The […]

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Salvage industry may face the crunch as workload shrinks

AFTER another year of frantic political activity in some quarters, aimed at making the shipping industry and the world´s oceans safer, the International Salvage Union´s (ISU) latest annual Pollution Prevention Survey would probably come as a surprise to the man on the street. Timely action: The “Tasman Spirit” was one of 218 instances where emergency […]

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