safety measures

USCG to fine high-risk passengers up to $34,000

The USCG issued an alert concerning passengers’ high-risk behaviours onboard a vessel that sometimes lead to severe injuries or fatalities; The Coast Guard highlights that potential offenders could be fined up to $34,000. These actions are dangerous not only for the passengers, but for the vessel, crew and the other passengers onboard. 

Maritime New Zealand fines recreational boat with $5,050 due to collision

Maritime New Zealand ordered an Auckland recreational boatie to pay $5,050 in fines and emotional harm payments after causing a collision on the Waitematā Harbour. Maritime NZ Northern Regional Compliance Manager, Neil Rowarth, stated that Mr Hutchings had put the lives of others in danger by acting recklessly.

Vale ordered to halt operations at two more dams

A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, to suspend operations at two more dams. The court demanded the company to prove the structures are stable, following an accident in the Vale’s facilities in January that killed about 300 people.

UK announces tougher penalties over laser misuse

The UK government informed of new laws coming into force as of 10 July 2018, introducing tough penalties for people who target marine and other vehicles with lasers. The Laser Misuse Act means that offenders will face much tougher penalties of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

How to comply with Tianjin port’s new pollution prevention regime

The new regulations regarding enhanced supervision and controls on ship pollution came into force on 1st of May 2018 in Tianjin, Northern China’s largest port. This set of regulations apply to pollution caused by vessels, as well as their relevant operations in the territory of Tianjin Port. It also includes navigation, berthing as well as operation. 

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