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Hainan takes temporary ship pollution control measures

China’s Hainan Maritime Safety Agency issued a Notice to Implement Ship Pollution Control Plan, that details actions to be taken between 3 November 2017 – 3 December 2018, to control of emission of ship’s pollutants and ballast water discharge. During this period, inspections will be carried out on ships, fuel suppliers and units that receive ships’ pollutants.

Numerous vessel delays caused by oil leaks in Venezuela

The American P&I Club issued a report, informing that several oil leaks, in the last year, resulted in delays in the loading and discharging of vessels at the key Venezuelan ports of Bajo Grande and Jose. Maritime laws prohibit oil-stained tankers from navigating international waters, until hull cleaning is performed.

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