USA – Tank Vessel Operator Convicted and Sentenced for Oil Discharge Offense, Vessel Captain Indicted

    (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A vessel operating company, was convicted and sentenced on Feb 13, 2019 in the Western District of Louisiana, for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oil from the tank vessel Ridgebury Alexandra Z, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Environment and Natural Resources Division and United…

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European Maritime Safety Agency drones assist in search and rescue and pollution monitoring operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EMSA’s service of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems is being used by the Spanish maritime safety agency SASEMAR in the southern province of Huelva for the purpose of identifying and monitoring oil spills as well as for additional assistance during search and rescue missions. SASEMAR is using this opportunity to see first-hand how RPAS can…

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IMO Guide on Ship Implementation Plan of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist ship operators and owners to plan ahead for the 0.50% sulphur 2020 limit, the IMO MEPC approved guidance on ship implementation planning. The guidance is part of a set of guidelines being developed by IMO for consistent implementation of the MARPOL regulation coming into effect from 1 January 2020. Details MEPC 70…

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INTERPOL heads worldwide crackdown on criminal maritime pollution

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A worldwide law enforcement effort designed to tackle criminal maritime pollution backed by Interpol and Europol has resulted in the discovery of hundreds of offences and exposed serious cases of contamination across the globe. INTERPOL has issued a news release stating that a month-long international law enforcement operation involving 58 nations revealed more than…

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