Transport Canada issued a penalty of $6,000 to the vessel Mississauga Express for alleged non-compliance while a temporary mandatory speed restriction was in effect. Albeit Canada lifted the speed reduction it will continue to investigate all reported cases of non-compliance while the speed restriction was in effect.
Transport Canada announced it has issued a penalty of $6,000 to the bulk carrier ‘Federal Cardinal’ for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown. The limit was implemented in August for vessels to a maximum of 10 knots, due to the increased presence of whales in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Transport Canada has issued a $6,000 penalty to the vessel ‘C.T.M.A. Vacancier’ for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown, in a bid to protect whales in the gulf of St. Lawrence. NOAA data show that only 450 of these marine mammals remain globally.
The ‘Proactive Vessel Management’ initiative, under the Oceans Protection Plan, aims to address local marine traffic issues by identifying where local management actions could reduce conflicts between marine users or minimize environmental impacts, such as routing and speed controls.
During a big industry meeting at IMO on shipping emissions reduction, a group of Pacific Island and mainly European states clashed repeatedly with those saying that decisions on immediate measures should await the final iteration of the IMO comprehensive GHG strategy in 2023, rather than be part of the “initial” strategy in 2018.
A new CE Delft study for NGOs Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment found that a 10% speed reduction would still see a slight increase of emissions between 2018 and 2030, while 20% and 30% would put shipping emissions on a downward path even in the absence of other measures.
Transport Canada has issued a $6,000 penalty to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sir William Alexander’, for an alleged non-compliance with the temporary mandatory slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
In an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Canadian government announced the enforcement of the speed restriction, applying to vessels travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.
MOL recently announced that the US NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has honored the company for the its participation in the 2016 VSR incentive program.
As of end of February, Carnival Maritime collaborates with the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) in order to optimally plan the movements of the AIDA and Costa cruise ships in the Port of Hamburg and the narrow river Elbe.
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