Circular 1/01: Oil Pollution in the United States Tanker Voyage - Additional Premium System - 2001 Policy Year

  • Date: 01/01/2001



Dear Sirs,



The Association's reinsurance arrangements through the International Group Pool remain unchanged for the 2001 policy year. As a result, this Association's additional premium system for tankers carrying persistent oil to or from the United States will continue for the 2001 policy year on the same terms as applied for the 2000 policy year.

As before, the full text of the U.S. Oil Pollution clause 20/2/01 will be set out in an Appendix to the Rules and will be incorporated, by reference, in the certificates of entry. A lower rate per entered ton will continue to apply to tankers equipped with segregated ballast tanks (SBT) in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 13 of Annex 1 to MARPOL 73/78.


non-SBT tankersSBT tankers
(A)Tankers of more than 1,000 gtU.S. $0.085U.S. $0.075per entered ton, each U.S. voyage.
LOOP or lighteningU.S. $0.0425U.S. $0.0375per entered ton, each U.S. voyage.
(B)Tankers of 1,000 gt or lessEither U.S. $85U.S. $75each U.S. voyage
or U.S. $1,700U.S. $1,500per annum.
(C)Parcel tankers carrying 5,000 m/t
or less of persistent oil as cargoU.S. $255U.S. $225each U.S. voyage.
(D)Parcel tankers carrying between 5,001 and 10,000 m/t of persistent oil as cargoU.S. $640U.S. $560each U.S. voyage.
(E)Parcel tankers carrying more than 10,000 m/t of persistent oil as cargoU.S. $0.085U.S. $0.075per entered ton, each U.S. voyage.

Yours faithfully,



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