Vessel General Permit (VGP) update July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. The Vessel General Permit (VGP) falls under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), better known as the Clean Water Act. It is administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency not well known or understood by the maritime industry. For…

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Tanker “ATHOS I” oil spill (26 Nov. 2004) damages and claims – interesting court update 29 March 2018.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled on the claims of various parties concerning financial responsibility of the spill of heavy oil from the tanker Athos I into the Delaware River on 26 November 2004. Short history: On the evening of November 26, 2004, the 60,000 dwt tanker Athos I struck an uncharted…

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Understanding, Preventing and mitigating the Significant adverse impacts of Marine debris

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Marine debris has been identified as a global problem alongside other key environmental issues, such as climate change, ocean acidification and the loss of biodiversity. It is regarded as one of the most significant problems for the marine environment and a major threat to biodiversity. Marine debris is aesthetically detrimental, a hazard to commercial shipping and fishing vessels,…

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Guidance (MCA) – Prevent pollution and reduce harmful emissions at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) It is generally recognized that all businesses have a major role to play in preventing pollution and reducing releases of harmful emissions into the environment and this is particularly true of the shipping industry. The impact of pollution on fragile ecosystems is particularly severe in the marine environment, and to address this there is…

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