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Ships with open loop scrubbers may face fines in Turkey

Although there is no formal limitation or ban on the discharge of scrubber wash-water, environmental authorities in Turkey may fine the ship if the samples collected from the overboard discharge line is suspected to be a pollutant, the Standard P&I Club warned. 

Wan Hai Lines forces fines for misdeclared cargo

In light of the misdeclared cargo contents, Wan Hai Lines announced that forced new measures against shippers who intentionally misdeclare cargo. In fact, the Taiwanese carrier company informed that if the declarations and the shipping documents are not true, it will immediately suspend the delivery operation.

USCG pursues enforcement action over tugs anchored off Texas

The US Coast Guard is pursuing enforcement action against Bouchard Transportation Company after the shipping company failed to comply with a captain of the port order for one of its two vessels anchored in the Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, Texas. 

Company director fined $2,500 after falling asleep at the wheel

Maritime New Zealand fined the sole director of Wellington-based Megisti Sailing Charters $2,500 for being asleep at the wheel of the catamaran MV Megisti when it collided with the Port Howard Wharf, noting that fatigue was the main reason that the collision was caused.

Shipping company fined $1,750,000 for false report on oil record book

A vessel operating company has been fined by the US Department of Justice to pay the amount of $1,750,000 and serve a 4-year term of probation for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

Eagle Shipping to pay fine for US sanctions violations

According to the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Eagle Shipping International (Eagle Shipping) has agreed to pay $1,125,000 to settle its potential civil liability for 36 apparent violations of the Burmese Sanctions Regulations.


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