The defense team of the cruise ship Captain who was charged over breaking the sulphur limit in the Mediterranean over the summer, said that the European rules unfairly distinguished between the limits applying to cruise ships and these for cargo ships.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has concluded that Japan’s whaling programme in the North Pacific is illegal. Namely, Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by CITES.
The UK P&I Club informed it has recently encountered two separate incidents in Algeria, where crew members taking cash to the Master of the ship have had the cash confiscated by the Algerian Customs, as well as a fine imposed for twice the amount of the cash value.
A French cruise company and ship’s Master have been fined $70,000 and $30,000 respectively for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone following the 9 January 2017 grounding of the cruise ship L’Austral on an uncharted rock at the Snares Islands.
Petrobras agreed with US and Brazilian authorities to pay $853.2 million in penalties to resolve the US government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with Petrobras’s role in facilitating payments to politicians and political parties in Brazil, as well as a related Brazilian investigation.
A Mexican national was arrested and charged on September 24, in federal court in Boston in connection with the murder of an individual aboard a fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
An Auckland recreational boatie, Grant Reginald McCutcheon, has been ordered to complete 120 hours community service after his boat collided with a Fullers Group ferry on the Waitemata Harbour. Maritime NZ charged Mr. McCutcheon with acting dangerously by not keeping a proper look-out. Mr McCutcheon pleaded guilty.
After a New York District Court decided on September 10 that, Stolt and Deltech are responsible for the explosion and losses of the MSC Flaminia fire on July 2012, which killed 3 crewmembers, Stolt expressed its disagreement with the ruling. The court noted that Stolt has 45% responsibility, while Deltech is responsible by 55%.
New York District Court decided on September 10 that MSC is not liable for the explosion and losses of the MSC Flaminia fire on July 2012, which killed 3 crewmembers. Instead, Daltech and Stolt are responsible for the accident. Stolt has 45% responsibility, while Deltech is responsible by 55%.
The US have filed a civil enforcement action against Azure Fishery LLC, the company’s managers, the operator of the commercial fishing vessel Jaxon T, and the new owner of the vessel for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The US also lodged a partial settlement to resolve the claims against the two company managers.
- Women in shipping
BW LNG announces first woman Captain onboard LNG carrier19/10/2018
Port of Savannah's container trade up by 12%19/10/2018
GHG emissions in US reduced by 2.7%19/10/2018
Port of Vancouver announces end of cruise season19/10/2018
IEA: Energy efficiency policies can reduce GHG emissions by 40%19/10/2018
US focuses on offshore wind with three key projects19/10/2018
UK launches new offshore licensing round for Greater Buchan area19/10/2018
EIA: US manufacturers’ ability to switch fuels decline19/10/2018
- Ship Recycling
Pakistan bans shipbreaking activities in Gadani shipbreaking yard19/10/2018
Italy proposes tax ease for sustainable shipping companies19/10/2018