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UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency issues Ballast Water Management FAQs (Jan. 2021)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has published an updated document containing Frequently Asked Questions on the subject of Ballast Water...

USA compliance: VGP becomes Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) VIDA restructures the way EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulate incidental discharges, primarily from commercial vessels, into waters of the United...

Maritime compliance: Preparing Ships for Fuel Rules under IMO 2020. USA enforcement

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shipping companies and cruise lines need to pay attention to the new limits on sulfur content of fuel that are in effect as...

Reminder: SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2021

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. In this regard, amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which enter...

2020 Guidelines for on board sampling of fuel oil intended to be used or carried for use on board a ship

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), at its seventy-fifth session (16 to 20 November 2020), has approved the 2020 Guidelines for onboard...

Brexit: Maritime and port sector changes coming into effect on January 1, 2021

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The transition period under the “Withdrawal Agreement” signed between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) in which the UK and the...

Report on the EU updated List of Ship Recycling Facilities

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (the “Convention”) is aimed at ensuring that ships,...

Maritime compliance: MARPOL VI, BWMS, EEDI, IBC, AFS, GHG regulations approved at the IMO

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO’s marine environmental protection committee has agreed to move forward with the short-term measures that have been proposed by its intercessional meeting...

California: Nearly $2 million for air emission violations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The California Air Resources Board has announced a settlement with Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. for $1,990,650 - the largest penalty to...

USA Maritime Legislation - California oil spill penalty doubled

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The California Legislature posted Assembly Bill 3214, adopted into law on 24 September, which doubles the penalty for spilling oil and imposes a...
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