INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PILOTS ASSOCIATION (IMPA) CONGRESS BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER 15, 2010 BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS JOSEPH ANGELO DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR INTERTANKO INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT TANKER OWNERS Non-profit organization whose aims are: • to work for safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment; • to further the interests of independent tanker owners; • to promote a free and competitive tanker market. INTERTANKO MISSION Provide Leadership to the Tanker Industry in serving the World with the SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND AND EFFICIENT seaborne transportation of oil, gas and chemical products INTERTANKO PRIMARY GOAL Lead the CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT of the Tanker Industry’s Performance in striving to achieve the Goals of: • Zero Fatalities • Zero Pollution • Zero Detentions INTERTANKO Strategic Objectives • To develop and promote best practices in all sectors of the tanker industry, with owners and operators setting the example. • To be a positive and proactive influence with key stakeholders, developing policies and positions, harmonising a united industry voice, and engaging with policy and decision makers. • To profile and promote the tanker industry, communicating its role, strategic importance and social value. • To provide key services to Members, with customised advice, assistance and access to information, and enabling contact and communication between Members and with other stakeholders. MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP is open to independent tanker owners and operators of oil and chemical tankers (i.e. non-oil companies and non-state controlled tanker owners) who meet the membership criteria. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is available to any entity with an interest in the shipping of oil and chemicals. MEMBERSHIP • 260+ Members • 3,100+ Tankers • 260+ Million DWT • Members in 40+ countries • MORE THAN 75% OF THE INDEPENDENT TANKER FLEET • 320+ Associate Members MEMBERSHIP Members/million dwt No. of tankers 275 3,500 3,000 220 2,500 165 110 2,000 No. members m dwt 1,500 No. ships 1,000 55 500 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 0 1997 0 SECRETARIAT • 24 STAFF MEMBERS IN 4 OFFICES Oslo (12), London (10), Singapore (1) USA (1) + Brussels, Manila (consultant) • STAFF INCLUDES - Managing Director - Technical Director - Director, Regulatory Affairs - Marine and Chemical Director - General Counsel Associate Members Committee Bunker Sub-Committee Safety and Technical Committee Governance Structure Chemical Tanker Committee Information Technology (IT) Committee Offshore Tanker Committee Annual General Meeting Chemical Tanker SubCommittee Americas Human Element in Shipping Committee Documentary Committee Environmental Committee Short Sea Tanker Group Council Vetting Committee Executive Committee Management Committee Shipowner Issues Sub-Committee Q-Quest SubCommittee Worldscale Committee ASIAN REGIONAL PANEL HELLENIC/MED PANEL LATIN AMERICAN PANEL Insurance & Legal Committee 15 Committees 5 Regional Panels NORTH AMERICAN PANEL NORTHERN EUROPEAN SAFETY COMMITTEE SAFETY AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE • To promote tanker safety • To foster cooperation with other associations and government bodies • To represent INTERTANKO at various fora and committees developing safety standards • To provide advice and guidance to members on tanker safety matters WORKING GROUP PILOTAGE WORKING GROUP • To foster relations with national and international pilot organizations • To review and provide input and recommendations on issues related to pilotage, such as international regulations and standards, regional and national legislation and regulations, safety of pilot transfers, cultural awareness and training of personnel CONCERNS When an incident does occur with a pilot on board, the discussion turns to: CAUSE ACCOUNTABILITY LIABILITY TRAINING PROFESSIONALISM FOUNDATION TRUST BUILDING RELATIONS PHILOSOPHY • There are usually two sides to an issue • Learn the other sides concerns • Work towards a win/win solution BEGINNINGS Efforts to improve cooperation began in 2007 • Informal discussions between IMPA/INTERTANKO • June – INTERTANKO Pilotage WG reviews A.960 • July – INTERTANKO send letter to IMPA stating “full support” for recommendations in A.960 • Sept – INTERTANKO requests ICS to remove our name from the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide • Areas for possible further discussion are identified • Agreement reached to form small discussion group PARTNERING • JAN 2008, INTERTANKO meets with President and Secretary General of the International Maritime Pilots Association (IMPA) • Form a Discussion Group between the two organizations to identify areas of mutual interest that could lead to cooperative efforts to improve maritime safety PARTNERING Discussion Group focused on – • Bridge resource management • Pilot and Master/bridge crew interaction (APA Role/Responsibilities of the Pilot) • IMO Resolution A.960 (Recommendations for training and certification and on operational procedures for maritime pilots) • Safe boarding arrangements for pilots • E-Navigation Roles & Responsibilities Navigation of a ship in the US pilotage waters is a shared responsibility between the pilot and the master/bridge crew. The compulsory state pilot directs the navigation of the ship, subject to the master’s overall command of the ship and the ultimate responsibility for safety. The master has the right, and in fact the duty, to intervene or displace the pilot in circumstances where the pilot is manifestly incompetent or incapacitated or the ship is in immediate danger (“in extremis”) due to the pilot’s actions. With that limited exception, international law requires the master and/or the officer in charge of the navigational watch to “cooperate closely with the pilot and maintain an accurate check on the ship’s position and movement.” Roles & Responsibilities State-licensed pilots are expected to act in the public interest and to maintain a professional judgement that is independent of any desires that do not comport with the needs of maritime safety. In addition, licensing and regulatory authorities, state and federal, require compulsory pilots to take all reasonable actions to prevent ships under their navigational direction from engaging in unsafe operations. Because of these duties, a compulsory pilot is not a member of the bridge “team.” Nevertheless, a pilot is expected to develop and maintain a cooperative, mutually-supportive working relationship with the master and bridge crew in recognition of the respective responsibilities of each for safe navigation. PARTNERING Discussion Group – • Agreed that the initial meeting was successful • Identified areas where there were grounds for further discussion • Agreed to meet again later to continue the discussions PARTNERING Subsequent Discussion Group meetings took place Jan, Aug 2009 and Feb 2010 Discussions expanded to include: • • • • • Criminalization of maritime casualties Engine and steering failures Pilot safety (IMO revision of SOLAS V/23) Pilot ladder best practices Feedback to companies on bad practices by Masters/ships crew MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT May 6, 2010 – IMPA and INTERTANKO sign an historic agreement to enhance tanker safety • PURPOSE – Build up and maintain the partnership, cooperation and open and constructive dialogue to promote maritime and navigational safety in pilotage waters • OBJECTIVES – a. Further mutual goals of promoting safety and environmentally sound maritime operations. b. Develop agreements on matters of mutual interest c. Support and implement joint proposals and initiatives d. Foster an understanding and appreciation of the roles and shared responsibilities of the organizations MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT • The President of IMPA, Capt. Mike Watson: "I commend INTERTANKO's commitment to navigational safety and environmental responsibility - a commitment shared by pilots around the world. INTERTANKO and IMPA members, by working together constructively, recognising shared goals, and respecting each other's vital roles, are charting a safer course for the future. I am hopeful this MOA can serve as an example across the maritime industry.“ • INTERTANKO's Chairman Capt. Graham Westgarth: "I hope that the memorandum will demonstrate how much we appreciate the role of the pilots and that we are willing to discuss anything and everything with them. This will improve both their and our safety, and also will ensure the protection of the marine environment. It's a win-win for us all!" RELATED ACTIONS • Full support for IMO Resolution A.960, Recommendations on Training, Certification and Operational Procedures for Maritime Pilots • Danish Pilotage User Group • Singapore pilot project for passage planning • Torres Straits pilotage • Full support for IMO Resolution A.889 on pilot ladders • Worked with IMPA on risks of boarding ships with rubbing strakes/sponsons COOPERATION • Revision of Annex VI of MARPOL, Reducing Air Emissions from Ships, INTERTANKO proposal for all ships to switch to distillates • IMO Work Program items submitted to IMO Maritime Safety Committee • Cooperation on International Group of P&I Clubs Report on Pilot Error Related Claims • Rewrite of Chapter V of SOLAS • Revision of MSC Circ.1331, Guidelines for embarkation and disembarkation SUMMARY • A cooperative approach, instead of an adversarial approach, to common issues has proven to be the key to success • Trust is a key element to a successful cooperative approach • INTERTANKO and IMPA have proven to the maritime world that trust can overcome adversity to build a strong cooperative relationship THANK YOU MATE!!