Action Point Status CTC #31
The committee noted that the current MFAG guidance is lagging behind the current updated IBC code and the committee felt that the this should be updated to match the revised IBC code, as well as provide clear information regarding the antidotes that are required and how to deal with specific chemicals carried onboard in an addendum to the MFAG specifically for bulk liquid chemicals. The committee agreed that INTERTANKO should make further enquiries and if appropriate make a submission to IMO (BLG 12)
Further enquiries have been undertaken in this regard and a verbal update will be provided when the committee meets.
The committee agreed that the shipping document should be made available in electronic format.
The committee expressed some comments regarding the Line Draining draft submission and suggested that the document should be amended in paragraph 2 that this is in contravention of MARPOL rather than INTERTANKO does not condone.
The committee agreed that the BMP VOC reduction flow chart should be amended as outlined in 6.1 to these minutes
The committee agreed that once the flow chart was revised and completed this should be circulated to the CTC/CTSCA for their approval and once approved it should be submitted to INTERTANKO Council for endorsement in time for the Council meeting in April 2008.
The completed flow chart is included in the appendix for the committee to review and comment as a separate agenda item
The committee agreed that INTERTANKO should contact FOSFA and request FOSFA to re-issue this letter directly to all the major chemical tanker operators represented within the CTC.
Completed see working group report.
The cleaning standards working group should review its TOR’s accordingly to encompass “no in tank tests” but also continue to address the TOR’s as currently defined which would continue to utilize a verification test but this should be a realistic verification test and ensure the minimum number of tank entries required to achieve that standard.
A revised set of TOR’s for the working group will be provided when the committee meets.
Agenda for the CTC #32Page 16 of 39
To be held in Panama City on the 09 April 2008 Issue No. 1
Our Ref.: AGO-22713/1000003Approved by: H.N. Snaith