Friday, October 1, 2021

Greek Shipping Companies and Chief Engineer Charged with Concealing Deliberate Pollution from Bulk Carrier

The Greek owner and operator and a Chief Engineer were indicted in U.S. Federal Court in New Orleans Thursday for violations of environmental and safety laws related to the MV...

October 1, 2021
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Friday, February 5, 2021
RoRo vessel whale fluke

Science Publishes Ocean Noise Pollution Warning

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn. With...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 2083

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Azura Cruise Ship
Maritime News

P&O Master On Trial in France Over Cruise Ship Sulphur Limit Violation

The U.S. Master of P&O operated cruise ship “Azura” is currently facing unprecedented charges brought against him by French prosecutors for the violation of European pollution limits. Master Evans Hoyt potentially...

October 10, 2018
Total Views: 42

Monday, September 10, 2018

First Ocean Plastics Cleanup System Launched from San Francisco

The world’s first large-scale ocean cleanup system was launched from San Francisco over the weekend to a location offshore California where it will undergo testing before its deployment to the...

September 10, 2018
Total Views: 47

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Maritime News

NASA Satellite Shows ‘Ship Tracks’ Over Atlantic, Pacific Oceans

The above satellite image was captured on by a NASA satellite on January 16, 2018 and shows criss-crossing cloud bands caused by ships in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off Spain and Portugal. Although...

February 8, 2018
Total Views: 90

Friday, November 21, 2014
garbage sea ocean beach pollution environment

Bulk Carrier Owner and Master Fined for Dumping Trash Off Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted China Earth Shipping Incorporated, the owners of Panama flagged bulk carrier Xin Tai Hai and its master after the ship’s crew tossed bags...

November 21, 2014
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Car Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case

The chief engineer of a NYK Line car carrier has pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, to obstruction of justice and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Fujian Huadong Shipyard

Abalone Farmers Storm Chinese Shipyard

A shipyard in China's southeast has suspended operations after at least 500 farmers, who blame water pollution from the yard for killing their abalone harvest, stormed the yard and smashed its offices, an official at the shipyard said on Tuesday.

September 23, 2014
Total Views: 11

Thursday, April 17, 2014
drain kitchen sink water

Addressing Grey Water Pollution from Ships

By Wei Chen, R&D Manager, Waste Water Systems, Wa?rtsila? In 2013, fines incurred under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) for bypassing a ship’s oily water separator...

April 17, 2014
Total Views: 171

Monday, October 7, 2013
maersk kiera product tanker

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, July 24, 2013

Columbia Shipmanagement Fined $10.4 Million for Oil Pollution at Sea Violations [UDPATE]

Note: This article has been reposted from March 22, 2013, with an update that the sentence was handed down yesterday, July 23, 2013.  Shipping firms Columbia Shipmanagement GmbH (CSM-D) and...

July 24, 2013
Total Views: 208

Thursday, May 24, 2012
SS Badger underway

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

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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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Puerto Rican shipping company fined in pollution cover-up case

Puerto Rican-based Epps Shipping Company was sentenced today in federal court to pay a $700,000 fine for violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and making false statements...

August 18, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
ocean, sea, rob almeida

‘Healthy oceans are everyone’s business’

Photo By Rob Almeida, Copyright 2011 Remarks by NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco during Capitol Hill Oceans Week June 7, 2011 Good morning everyone! Let me begin with some heartfelt...

June 9, 2011
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Friday, July 2, 2010

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Mapped

(Source: IMC Brokers) In the broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure...

July 2, 2010
Total Views: 446

Friday, April 24, 2009
Oil Spill

Guilty Plea in Empress of The North Pollution Case

Today, Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy sentenced American West Steamboat Company, LLC for violating a Alaskan state criminal law that makes polluting state waters illegal.  The charge arose out...

April 24, 2009
Total Views: 27