Norway posed a fine of 700,000 NOK (=USD 80,346) to the cruise ship ‘MS Magellan’, owned by the Greek shipping company Global Cruise Lines Ltd, for violating the legislation on fuel sulphur limits in the world heritage fjords.
Maritime New Zealand informed that Auckland Jet Boat Tours Limited has been fined a total of $25,000 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparation after admitting Illegal and unsafe maritime practices. In addition, Director Julian Frank O’Neil has been convicted and ordered to conduct 275 hours of community work.
The US Department of Justice announced that two Greek shipping companies, Avin International LTD and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, were sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas before Judge Marcia A. Crone on charges for several discharges of oil into the waters of Texas ports by the oil tanker M/T Nicos I.V.
According to the US Department of Justice, d’Amico, Italian shipping company, is called to pay $4 million for Concealment of pollution from one of its vessels. In the meantime, the shipping company will be placed on probation for four years after violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships in the US.
16th April marks five years after Sewol ferry sinking shocked the global community. Sewol ferry sank on 16 April 2014, in South Korean waters taking the lives of over 300 people, most of whom where kids on a school excursion. Four years later, in August 2018, the official panel investigation on the accident said it could not find exact causes for South Korea’s deadliest maritime casualty since 1970.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has published Port Marine Circular (PMC) No. 06 of 2019 to inform ship masters, owners, and agents of vessels of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits – Suspension) Notification 2019 that came into operation on 08 April 2019 at 0001hours.
Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT), a Djibouti port operator owned 33.34% by DP World Group, and 66.66% by Port de Djibouti S.A., an entity of the Republic of Djibouti, succeeded in the London Court of International Arbitration against the Republic of Djibouti.
Maritime NZ pressed charges against the Captain of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Spinnaker SW on Friday 29 March 2019. The Captain was charged with allowing dangerous activity involving ships or maritime products under section 65(2) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994. The Captain allowed the crew to load a cargo of logs onto the Spinnaker SW, without the use of personal protective equipment
The US Department of the Treasury’s OFAC, the US Department of State and the US Coast Guard, updated information on North Korean sanctions, providing additional guidance on how to mitigate the risk of involvement in North Korea’s deceptive shipping practices.
West of England P&I Club informs about fines that the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has imposed in light of alleged pollution from waste waters discharge. The fines are based on IMO’s sewage treatment systems under MARPOL Annex IV Regulation 11.1.2, where the treatment systems are required to discharge effluent with no visible floating solids and not cause discoloration of the surrounding water.
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North Sea oil production to face difficulties20/05/2019
IAATO votes new measures to protect whales20/05/2019
Equinor resumes Statfjord oil loadings after leak20/05/2019
Port of Tyne to increase its offshore wind potential20/05/2019
Saudi Customs eyes the first blockchain shipment to Rotterdam20/05/2019
Seafarer still missing after falling overboard Maersk container ship20/05/2019
Sea-Watch 3 seized after migrants disembark20/05/2019
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AMSA warns about phone scams20/05/2019
PPR to look into environmental impact of scrubbers washwater20/05/2019