1st International Forum on 18 May 2012

1st International Forum on 18 May 2012

1st International Forum on 18 May 2012

The implementation of IMO MEPC 186 (59) after 1st April 2012.

IMO MEPC 186(59) of 2009 introduced rules on a statutory basis for STS Operations that will take place after 1st April 2011. Owners have now developed their policies and procedures in their STS Plans. Requested charterers” clearances from owners for participating vessels became a standard policy from most charterers during the last two years. OCIMF has issued proposed policies towards STS Service providers for Self assessment procedures. POAC’s qualifications have been prescribed in Manual on Oil Pollution, Section I, prevention of pollution.

Will the above complicate the STS Operations for all stakeholders? What is Ship owner’s liability and at what extend this liability may be covered? What is the associated Risk the ship owners take and how this could be mitigated? Do STS service providers phase any change in their operations?

The panel will endeavor to address those issues during the seminar. The event will take place at the Yacht Club of Greece, 18th May 2012, 16:00 hours. Registration will start 15:30 hours.


Dr. Alex Glykas from Dynamarine, Dr. Stelios Perissakis from Dynamarine, Mr. George Hadjis  Maritime lawyer from Hatjis Partners, Mr. Nick Milner from Thomas Miller UK P&I Club, Capt. Bob Gilchrist from SAFESTS, Capt. Raimond Ambrose SHIPLOAD, Mr. Panayiotis Mitrou from Lloyd’s Register

Guests are welcome to put forward in advance their concerns for the panel through the discussion page.

For registration please call Mrs. Panagiotarakou (+302109628379/+302109640085) or through web site www.onlinests.net.