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Thursday, September 28, 2023
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World Maritime Day 2023: MARPOL Turns 50!

Each year on the last Thursday of September, the maritime world marks World Maritime Day, an annual UN day of observance to raise awareness and highlight the

September 28, 2023
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Saturday, June 10, 2023
Barbados Explores Oil Import Fees And Carbon Levies

Barbados Explores Oil Import Fees And Carbon Levies

By Akshat Rathi (Bloomberg) The biggest achievement at the annual United Nations climate summit last year was committing to create a fund that

June 10, 2023
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Ship Manager Denies Pollution Incident Alleged by Spain

Ship Manager Denies Pollution Incident Alleged by Spain

LONDON/MADRID, Feb 22 (Reuters) – A tanker that was detained by Spain and accused of discharging fuel in open waters near the northeastern port

February 22, 2023
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Friday, May 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Russian Captain Acquitted of MARPOL Violations in U.S.

A jury in the Western District of Louisiana has acquitted the Russian Master of an oil tanker on all charges related to illegal discharges from the vessel.

May 31, 2019
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Maritime News

New U.S. Justice Dept. Policy May Affect Community Service Payments in MARPOL Plea Agreements

By H. Allen Black – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a new policy that may curtail the long-standing practice of requiring vessel owners and

June 14, 2017
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Seas of Plastic

    By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Garbage is a problem. But, plastic is the real disaster – it is as valid on land as it is on the

June 16, 2016
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Tanker Captain Pleads Guilty to Felony Obstruction in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case
Maritime News

Tanker Captain Pleads Guilty to Felony Obstruction in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

A Filipino ship captain has pleaded guilty to one felony count for obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard investigation into pollution crimes aboard his ship. Genaro

February 22, 2016
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Friday, May 15, 2015

IMO Adopts Landmark ‘Polar Code’ MARPOL Rules

The International Maritime Organization this week adopted the pollution prevention provisions of the long-awaited ‘Polar Code’, setting the

May 15, 2015
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Friday, December 6, 2013
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Diana Shipping Sentenced to Pay $1.1 Million Fine Over ‘Magic Pipe’ Conviction

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) said this week that its subsidiary, Diana Shipping Services, has been sentenced to pay a $1.1 million fine and serve 3.5 years

December 6, 2013
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Monday, October 7, 2013
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Satellite Imagery Busts Maersk Tanker in UK Pollution Case

At a hearing today at Truro Magistrates Court in the UK, Maersk Tankers Singapore was ordered to pay a total of £22,500 in fines and costs after pleading

October 7, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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New SOLAS, MARPOL Amendments Enter Into Force – What You Need to Know

As of January 1, 2013, the International Maritime Organization has entered into force new regulations aimed at improving the energy efficiency of international

January 2, 2013
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Shipping Company Fined $5000 For Dumping Food Waste on Great Barrier Reef

The master and owners of Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Hope Star have been fined and had criminal convictions recorded by an Australian court following the

December 4, 2012
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Last American Coal Powered Ferry Asks Permission to Dump Ashes While Steaming

  Via K&L Gates Lake Michigan Carferry, Inc., the operator of the SS Badger today filed the first ever individual permit application to authorize

May 24, 2012
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Captain Found Guilty in MARPOL Misstep

Captain Found Guilty in MARPOL Misstep

The former captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier M/V Gaurav Prem that discharged hundreds of plastic pipes into the ocean, has been convicted by a jury in

May 21, 2012
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Sunday, April 29, 2012
DNV Gains Arctic Oil Spill Response Expertise with Latest Acquisition

DNV Gains Arctic Oil Spill Response Expertise with Latest Acquisition

The Arctic has large oil and gas resources and operations in this sensitive and harsh area will require efficient oil-spill preparedness solutions. “The

April 29, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
US Judge Awards MARPOL Whistleblower $462,500

US Judge Awards MARPOL Whistleblower $462,500

A federal judge in the United States has awarded Salvador Lopez, a former 3rd Engineer from the MV AQUAROSA, $462,500.  The court’s order is provided

April 17, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
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US Coast Guard Collaborates to Expand Maritime Pollution Outreach

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association announced an agreement to co-develop and implement

February 13, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
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Maersk Forms Joint Venture to help Protect Marine Ecosystems

Vessels traversing the world’s oceans carry ballast tanks filled with seawater to ensure stability, trim and structural integrity. However, the water in

February 2, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012
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The Straits of Malacca – A Global Maritime Crossroads / Garbage Dump

I made my first trip to Singapore back in 2000 as a Division Officer on board USS Paul F. Foster.  As we were making our way up around the

January 30, 2012
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Whistle-Blowing Seafarer Stands to Earn 6-Figure Reward, $1.2M Fine Assessed to Shipowners

Shipping Companies Plead Guilty to Charges of Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes WASHINGTON – Two corporations pleaded guilty yesterday in

January 26, 2012
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