Tuna Vessel Operator Convicted for Oil Discharges Off American Samoa

An American tuna fishing company that regularly unloaded its catch in American Samoa, was convicted and sentenced today for discharging oil into the South Pacific and for maintaining false records, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips for the…

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Liberia Registry launches electronic oil record book

The Liberian Registry, in partnership with Prevention at Sea Ltd, a Cyprus-based maritime compliance technology company, has launched an innovative software product designed to replace traditional paper oil record books (ORBs) and to facilitate correct ORB entries into an efficient electronic format. Liberia’s Electronic Oil Record Book (ε-ORB) is the most recent in a long…

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Greek ship management company Chandris Fined for Illegal Oil Dumping off Texas

Greek ship management company Chandris (Hellas) Inc. has been fined with US$ 1 million for dumping oily waste into the waters off Texas and falsifying its oil record book. The company pleaded guilty to violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships on Tuesday in Corpus Christi federal court, as reported by the Associated Press. Chandris was…

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INTERTANKO new publication: A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I – Machinery space ops) 3rd Edition

The INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) developed this Guide to assist ship operators with the proper and consistent filling in of the Oil Record Book Part I (ORB) and to avoid possible errors in logging information in it, which has been one of the main reasons for the increasing problems of ships being…

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