1999), relates to Bunkers the points made are appropriate to using flash point as a measure of a products flammability.
Discuss/review and agree upon the practical applications of retro-fitting inert gas systems of smaller new buildings including how inert gas from the shore may be utilised in such cases.
Discuss, review and agree how potential over pressurisation of lines may be prevented in such circumstances where IG may be supplied from the shore
Discuss, review and agree how to address the potential asphyxiation problems which are claimed may arise due to an extension of the current inert gas requirements.
The committee will be requested to discuss the captioned points and agree upon a revised set of wording proposing the revised INTERTANKO position. If the committee agrees that the product based approach should be applied to oil and chemical tankers, (which would be the logical approach), then the revised (proposed) INTERTANKO position, regarding the application of inert gas for new buildings will be sent for review by the INTERTANKO ISTEC committee, which meets in Istanbul on the 18th/19th April 2008 for the comments before circulation to Council for endorsement on the 21st April 2008.
MEPC IACS Submission MEPC 57/5/3 (Pumprooms)
As requested the secretariat has included for review by the committee, document MEPC 57/5/3, the paper, submitted by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) regards a Unified Interpretations (UI) of MEPC 85, “INTERPRETATIONS AND AMENDMENTS OF MARPOL AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS - Unified Interpretation of MARPOL Annex I regulation I/22.
Based on IACS‘understanding of the intent of regulation 22, IACS has revised paragraph 3 of the UI of MPC 85, Rev.2. The revised paragraph 3 essentially extends the principle of pump-room protection provided in the longitudinal direction by gondola sterns to the protection provided in the transverse direction by the turn of the bilge of the ship‘s bottom plating.
IACS has requested the IMO to consider the above rationale with a view to approving an appropriate amendment to the Unified Interpretation to regulation 22 of MARPOL Annex I.
The paper, although appended to the agenda as Appendix 7, is being reviewed by the Intertanko Safety, Technical and Environment Committee (ISTEC), but any views by the CTC/CTSCA will be welcomed.
The committee is invited to review and note.
The committee is also requested to note that this paper will be reviewed by the MEPC in its 57th session and a full report of the outcome of the review will be presented to the committee when it meets in Panama.
SHIPS OLDER THAN 15 YEARS – OIL MAJORS POLICIES/REVIEW OF INTERTANKO POSITION AND POLICY
Some CTC members have requested that this item be raised on the CTC agenda for review. The committee is advised that this matter has been reviewed by the INTERTANKO vetting committee, which has formed a working group to address this issue.
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