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. After spending more...

May 31, 2019
Total Views: 45

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 operators facing charges under...

June 14, 2017
Total Views: 36

Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Blog

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 seas....

June 16, 2016
Total Views: 53

Monday, February 22, 2016
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 Anciano, 52, who was the...

February 22, 2016
Total Views: 6

Friday, May 15, 2015
News

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 first-ever international environmental and safety standards for ships trading in the world’s polar...

May 15, 2015
Total Views: 13

Friday, December 6, 2013
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News

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 probation.

December 6, 2013
Total Views: 31

Monday, October 7, 2013
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Interesting

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 guilty to...

October 7, 2013
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Uncategorized

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 shipping and preventing accidents during lifeboat launching....

January 2, 2013
Total Views: 68

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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News

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 illegal dumping of garbage in...

December 4, 2012
Total Views: 2

Thursday, May 24, 2012
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News

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 routine discharges from the vessel under the federal...

May 24, 2012
Total Views: 8

Monday, May 21, 2012
Uncategorized

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 Mobile, AL, on...

May 21, 2012
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Sunday, April 29, 2012
News

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 acquisition of Norwegian Petro Services (NPS) in Norway and...

April 29, 2012
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Uncategorized

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 here.  But there may be even...

April 17, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, February 13, 2012
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Defense

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 outreach, training and educational materials aimed at reducing maritime pollution. Under the memorandum of...

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, February 2, 2012
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Blog

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 ballast tanks contains micro-organisms that can wreak havoc...

February 2, 2012
Total Views: 5

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Blog

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 northern...

January 30, 2012
Total Views: 27

Thursday, January 26, 2012
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News

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 separate hearings in Baltimore for their role in managing...

January 26, 2012
Total Views: 30

Monday, January 9, 2012
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Incidents

MV Tycoon Breaks from Mooring in Heavy Weather, Oil Pollutes Tropical Australian Beach [IMAGES]

UPDATE: The MV TYCOON has broken in half on Christmas Island. Read: Grounded Vessel on Christmas Island, Australia Breaks in Two. END UPDATE Yesterday, the general cargo vessel MV Tycoon...

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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News

IMO’s Work to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping – Q&A

IMO’s Karine Langlois speaks with Eivind Vagslid, the Deputy Director and Head of IMO’s Air pollution and Climate change section on IMO’s work to reduce the international shipping community’s greenhouse...

December 7, 2011
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Incidents

UK looking to “name and shame” offshore oil companies that cause environmental damage

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Dow Jones)–The organization tasked with policing safety on U.K. North Sea oil and gas installations said Wednesday it is prepared to change the way it publishes information on...

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 19