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USA: Shipmanager Fined US$ 1.75 Million for pollution violations in Hawaii

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Singapore based Shipmanagement Company, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of...

IMO 2020: Worldwide Scrubber washwater restrictions (update Jan. 2020)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI.  A...

Turkey: Environmental Pollution Fines and Recommendations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Turkey has been developing environmental protection for their territorial waters, and significant fines are applicable to vessels that violate Turkish antipollution...

Iceland – heavy fuel oil banned as of 01 Jan 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Government of Iceland has issued a news release stating that, effective 1 January 2020, the permissible sulphur content of marine fuels used...

IMO 2020: Worldwide Scrubber washwater restrictions (update Dec. 2019)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI.  A separate...

IMO Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3, from 1 Jan 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) These 2019 IMO Port State Control Guidelines are intended to provide basic guidance on the conduct of PSC inspections for compliance...

China issues Guidance on 2020 Sulphur Cap and how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels.

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) China MSA has recently provided guidance on the IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation scheme, particularly on how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels in...

Oil Tanker Spill Statistics 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) For close to five decades, the frequency of oil spills from tankers has shown a progressive downward trend. The average number of spills...

EU Maritime law: The Proper Management Of The Waste Produced By A Breakdown On Board A Ship

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Court of Justice of the European Union, by deciding the case C-689/17, dealt with the issue of the proper classification...

IMO 2020 sulphur cap: Restrictions for discharging washwater from Scrubbers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL...
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