Reminder: New SOx Emission Control Area in South Korea as of 1st September, 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Emission Control Areas (ECAs), are sea areas in which stricter controls were established to minimize airborne emissions from ships as defined by Annex VI of the 1997 MARPOL Protocol. Owners and Shipmanagers are reminded of the upcoming implementation date of the South Korea SOx Emission Control Area. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOF)…

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

(http://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 Ships. Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson of the Northern District of California and U.S. Coast Guard…

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Infographic: How Ocean Pollution affects Humans

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Oceans are an important part of our lives. Truth be told, they are needed in our lives just as much as the land, because together they create this ecosystem that has made life on this planet possible. For us to live and survive on our beautiful blue planet, we need to do everything in…

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

(http://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 bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of the District of Hawaii accepted…

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