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London October 2016

INTERCARGO members attended our next Technical and Executive Committee meetings in Singapore on Monday and Tuesday 7 and 8 March. Next meetings of both Committees and the AGM will be held in London on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October 2016. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

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Singapore March 2016

Our Technical and Executive Committee meetings were held successfully in Singapore on Monday and Tuesday 7 and 8 March respectively.

The meetings took place at The Four Seasons Hotel, located on Orchard Boulevard in Singapore and followed by our traditional Gala Dinner, to which All INTERCARGO Members and invited Guests were welcome to attend.

Technical and Executive Committee meetings are open to Full INTERCARGO Members of each Committee. Non-Technical Committee Full Members are more than welcome to participate as observers, subject to space availability.

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Member News

Issues Update

  • Zika virus (Other issues) 27-Jul-2016

    27 Jul 2016: With many thanks to our member Videotel for their new safety and training video about the Zika virus, you are invited to circulate following webpage link across your offices for free access to the video and a...

  • Assessment of UV BWMS under US Type Approval Testing (Environmental Legislation Issues) 13-Jul-2016

    13 July 2016:- The U.S. Coast Guard has denied appeals from four ballast water treatment system manufacturers to allow the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the efficacy of systems. • On Dec 14, 2015, USCG...

  • USCG and Ballast Water Management (BWM) System Approval (Environmental Legislation Issues) 13-Jul-2016

    13 July 2016:- The U.S. Coast Guard has denied appeals from four ballast water treatment system manufacturers to allow the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the efficacy of systems. • On Dec 14, 2015, USCG...

  • Bauxite (Cargoes Issues) 24-Jun-2016

    16 Jun 2016:- The need for continued vigilance and awareness of the potential cargo risks that may be involved when carrying solid bulk cargoes was again highlighted by the sinking of the bulk carrier “Bulk Jupiter” on 2 Jan...

  • Coal (Cargoes Issues) 24-Jun-2016

    24 Jun 2016:- On 22 Jun 2016 we met and sought input from four P&I clubs on safety transport of coal cargo. Here is to report a few issues raised during the meeting for member reference regarding coal cargo: Coal from...

More Issues...

12 Feb 2016:-

INTERCARGO et al jointly submitted a paper to IMO, proposing a draft MEPC circular addressing concerns about the availability of Port Reception Facilities (PRF) to receive cargo hold washwater containing solid bulk cargo residues deemed harmful to the Marine Environment. Click here to download the paper "MEPC 69-11-2 - Draft MEPC circular on the provision of port reception facilities for cargoes declared as... ( Marshall Islands, INTERCARGO...)."

The paper suggests that enforcement of MARPOL V would be enhanced by recognising that the provision of appropriate facilities to receive potentially considerable quantities of hold washing water may be inadequately described in the GISIS entry for some ports and terminals. Furthermore, it is suggested that an alignment of the 2012 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC. 219(63) as amended and promulgated through the 2017 Edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC Code) would encourage the provision of appropriate PRF with appropriate environmental concerns addressed through the retention of safeguards promoted in MEPC.1/Circ.810.

12 Feb 2016:-
Based on Member's recent feedback on port reception facilities and problems faced during ship’s stay in some ports, the enclosed "Progress update of INTERCARGO Terminal Reporting and difficulties with HME residue reception facilities" is a summary of recent reports for reference.

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