INTERTANKO holds Vetting Seminar in Singapore

A Vetting Seminar was held this week in Singapore and was attended by over 125 delegates from member companies in the region. The event was chaired by Capt Michael Wilson, President of Laurin Maritime (America) Inc and Chairman of INTERTANKO's Vetting Committee.

Capt Wilson started the seminar with a short presentation setting the scene by highlighting the issues that are being faced by the industry (to view click here). He highlighted a number of issues that members are facing: over-inspection of ships (number and time), lack of faith in the SIRE system, limiting the number of inspections, availability of inspectors, cancellation of inspections.

It was also pointed out to the speaker panel and the delegates that comments from the audience during the Q&A session at the INTERTANKO Seafarers Vetting Seminar held the previous day in Manila, confirmed that these issues are seen as being very relevant to the seafarers onboard.

Capt Wilson, in his opening remarks, also focussed the delegates’ attention to the latest situation on piracy and the work that is being done by the SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign in this regard. He urged all members to visit the website and send letters to their respective governments urging them to respond to this situation.

Members attending this seminar benefitted from a panel consisting of speakers from Shell, Lukoil, Petronas and CDI. The half-day seminar offered members presentations on vetting and marine risk assurance issues:

Delegates appreciated the presentations and participated in a very interactive Q&A session. The Seminar also provided Members with a valuable opportunity to interact and network with the speakers.

INTERTANKO expresses its sincere thanks and gratitude to all the speakers who helped make this such a successful event, and to those attending for their active participation.

INTERTANKO conducts such seminars on a regular basis. The dates and locations of future seminars will be announced via the Weekly News and associated bulletins.

Contact: Ajay Gour or Adele Garnett