Marine link
 

INTERTANKO Applauds USCG Final Rules Regarding Under-Keel Clearance For Single Hull Tankers

The Coast Guard (USCG) issued final regulations concerning the under-keel clearance requirements for single hull tank vessels entering or leaving U.S. ports.

"These rules are dramatically different than those issued by the Coast Guard late last year. I applaud the Coast Guards' efforts to revise the regulations to reflect modern watch-keeping and passage planning requirements," saidDagfinn Lunde, Managing Director of INTERTANKO.

The regulations provide that the owner and operator of a single hull tanker furnish the master with written under-keel clearance guidance. The guidance must include consideration of factors concerning calculation of the ship's draft, anticipated controlling depth, and weather/environmental conditions. It also must stipulate under what conditions the owner and operator should be contacted prior to entering port or getting underway. If no such guidance is provided, a statement to that effect must be provided.

The regulations also require that the master and pilot plan the ship's passage. This passage planning must be discussed by the master and the pilot and must include the ship's planned transit, including the anticipated underkeel clearance. An entry must be made in the official log reflecting this discussion of the ship's anticipated passage.

"The final rule vindicates INTERTANKO's stance that regulations must be both effective and based on sound operating and management experience. We believe that the Coast Guard has taken those steps with this regulation," said Richard du Moulin, Chairman of INTERTANKO and President of Marine Transport Lines. The final rule goes into effect on January 21, 1998.




Port Authority History

$148.6 Million Dredging Contract Awarded In Los Angele
AAPA Names Nagle President And CEO
Belgians Scoop Up dreding Contracts
Blount Delivere 155-F: Ferry Cayo Norte
Boston Whaler Fire/Rescue Boat On Duty At Massport Fire Department
Company Initiates Cruise Operation Between California And Mexico
Court Ruling Victory For Lykes
Drive For Quality To Afflict Owners, Benefit Builders
Drive For Quality To Afflict Owners, Benefit Builders
High Tech Equipment To Bring Kawasaki Port Into The Future
Hong Kong To Build First Terminal Handling Pearl River Delta Cargo
I.s. And Japan Resolve Port Dispute
India An Emerging Economic And Industrial Power
Ingalls-Built USS Port Royal Commissioned
INTERTANKO Applauds USCG Final Rules Regarding Under-Keel Clearance For Single Hull Tankers
Kvaerner Leads Pert/Ship Interface Prefect
MarAd Sponsors Study On North American Shipping
Marine Terminals Corp. To Operate Oakland Terminal
NEWTARGET: International Fast Ferry Market
Pena Accepts Port Award, Stresses Highway System Legislation
Port Everglades And Kings Ocean In Preliminary Agreement For Increased Service
Port Of Goteborg Reports On 1995 Shipments, Recent Port Developments
Posidonia '94:
Second $7.9 Million Crane In Place At South port
Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Hathaway And Scroggins Nominations
Streamlining For Survival — The Port Of Los Angeles' Blueprint For Success
Triple success at U.K. yards
Unitor Invests In Two New Workboats For Far East Operation Cruise Ship Sally Albatross
Wallenius Delivers 100,000th Deere Unit At Galveston
Worldport LA Receives Go-Ahead For Activation Of Foreign Trade Zone
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright