India: Port State Control and Flag State Inspection standards in place

A positive note: The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a notice implementing standards for Port State Control (PSC) and Flag State Implementation (FSI) inspectors. Owners / Managers welcome this new move which will greatly improve the PSC experience in the country. Click on below image to download relevant document. Source: India Directorate General of Shipping.

Measures to improve compliance of Cyprus-flagged ships calling at US ports

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has issued a circular to owners, operators and managers of Cyprus-flagged ships regarding measures to reverse the increasing trend of Cyprus ships being detained at US ports. The DMS has noted a continuous increase in the number of Cyprus-flagged ships being detained at US ports, despite its measures…

USA: Two Shipping Firms Convicted of Dumping Oily Waste in the sea

A federal jury in Greenville, North Carolina, has convicted Oceanic Illsabe Limited, Oceanfleet Shipping Limited and two of their employees of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), obstruction of justice, false statements, witness tampering and conspiracy, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden, head of the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural…