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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...

Mitsui OSK Lines pays US$253K for violating anti-pollution laws

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) California fines air polluter Mitsui OSK Lines for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation. Details Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has paid $253,300 in penalties to the...

EU votes for stricter green measures for shipping without proper assessment

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ECSA expresses its regret to a decision of the European Parliament, to draft a proposal to include shipping under the EU’s Emission Trading...

Fishing vessel Safety - IMO

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Capture fisheries is the backbone of many coastal communities and contributes to the local economies, employment and food security. It is estimated that globally...

California updated vessel air emission regulation Aug 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued revised At-Berth Emission Reduction Regulations to expand the categories of vessels required to comply with...

USCG issues new Ballast Water Reporting Form (Aug.2020)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The U.S. Coast Guard has adopted a new format for the US Ballast Water Reporting Form which replaces all previous and expired versions. The new Ballast...

Guidance: Carriage of Methanol in Bulk Onboard Offshore Vessels - OCIMF

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming common in the offshore oil and gas industry, and although there is technical documentation on...

Flashback in maritime history: Adoption of OPA 90 in USA – 18 August 1990

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 18 August 1990, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) was enacted into law in the USA. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled...
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