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USA: Overview and advice re U.S. Coast Guard MARPOL Investigations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The U.S. Department of Justice aggressively prosecutes shipowners and operators of foreign-flag vessels calling at US ports for MARPOL violations. These prosecutions are...

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: Overview and advice re National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) It is critical that companies carefully navigate their activities with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during the first 24 to 48 hours...

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...

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...

USA: Singaporean Company Convicted for Concealing Illegal Discharges of Oily Water to the sea

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, pleaded guilty in federal court to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from...

USA: Satellites helped save a record 421 lives in 2019

(www.Maritimecyprus.com) The USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are part of the global Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking...

USA: Shipmanager Fined US$ 1.75 Million for pollution violations in Hawaii

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Singapore based Shipmanagement Company, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of...

Updates and Reminders on the Use of Exhaust Gas Scrubbers in US Waters (IMO 2020 sulphur cap)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG issued an update to their policy letter, CVC Policy Letter 12-04, to remove a request for correspondence from Flag administrations on...
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