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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...

Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ - Update July 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This ICS Guidance was first issued in September 2018 and was updated in January 2019 to take account of decisions at International Maritime...

Infographic - 29 Scary facts about global water pollution

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over 7 billion people. At the time of writing 7.125 billion people live on our beautiful blue planet. This figure is expected to rise to...

USA - Portuguese Shipping Company to Pay $1.5 Million for MARPOL violations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Portline Bulk International S.A. pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, to one count of violating the Act to...

Port State Control CIC on MARPOL Annex VI Results (2018)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MoU on Port State Control carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September...

Carnival Corporation agrees to pay $20 million Probation settlement over pollution violations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Carnival Corp. reached a settlement with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because...

IMO guidelines - 2020 sulphur cap implementation

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO's 2019 guidelines on consistent implementation of 0.50% sulfur limit under MARPOL Annex VI adopted by resolution MEPC.320(74) are now available. These comprehensive...

USA - Greek shipping firm indicted for MARPOL violations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A federal grand jury in Wilmington, Delaware USA, returned a four-count indictment today charging Evridiki Navigation Inc., Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc., and...

2020 Sulphur cap Update following the IMO MEPC 74 in May 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The 74th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) was held at IMO in London on 13–17 May 2019. This was...

PSC spot sampling of ships’ fuel - Prepare your crew for 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) “Prepare crews for PSC spot sampling of ships’ fuel”. This may seem like pretty minor advice at a time when shipowners are in...
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