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

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MoU on Port State Control carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September and 30 November 2018. During the campaign, the Paris MoU member States focussed on the level of compliance and created awareness with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI. This report documents the results…

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

(http://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 its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct. Senior U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz approved the agreement after Carnival CEO Arnold Donald…

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IMO guidelines – 2020 sulphur cap implementation

(http://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 guidelines include a template for a “Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report (FONAR)” set out in Appendix 1 and a “Technical review of identified possible potential safety implications associated with the use…

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USA – Greek shipping firm indicted for MARPOL violations

(http://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 Nikolaos Vastardis with failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, and obstruction of justice, the Justice Department announced. According to the indictment, the charges stem from the falsification of…

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

(http://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 the midst of preparing their fleets and crews for compliance with the 2020 global sulphur cap. Onboard spot sampling of ships’ fuel is nothing new. Since the 0.10% sulphur cap entered…

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USA – Italian Shipping Firm Fined $4m for Pollution Violation

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A shipping company based in Italy admitted discharging oily waste and other pollutants into the sea and then lying about it, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark announced. The company, d’Amico Shipping Italia S.p.A., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to an…

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