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Authorities in Ghana issuing sewage treatment fines

Authorities in Ghana have been recently issuing fines, based on unjustified allegations that ships calling at the country’s ports have discharged untreated sewage, reports by the Standard P&I Club reveal. 

Do you know what happens after you flush the toilet on a ship?

The average person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day and flushing the toilet accounts for the largest share of this use, surprisingly topping even showers! While wastewater does not seem to be a problem for households, have you ever wondered what happens when we flush the toilet onboard a ship?

Bahrain issues restrictions on scrubber water discharge

The Gulf Agency Company Ltd (GAC) published information issued by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications concerning the  use of exhaust gas cleaning systems, so that interested parties are compliant with IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap, which has come into force.

U.S. Navy Contractor allegedly dumps waste in Japanese ports

An environmental services contractor is now under investigation by American and Japanese authorities, for reportedly dumping illegally at U.S. Navy bases in Japan. In fact, between 2008 and 2018, Kanto Kosan Co. allegedly discharged partially treated wastewater into the sea at two U.S. Navy bases and then attempted to cover it up.

How MARPOL applies in Bahamian Waters: The Archipelagic Baselines

The baselines for the Bahamas can be found in the Archipelagic Waters and Maritime Jurisdiction (Archipelagic Baselines) Order, 2008 Ch.282 (S.I. 107/2008)1. Based on UNCLOS’s Article 46, the Bahamas is an archipelagic state, meaning that it has specific archipelagic baselines drawn to enclose its archipelagic waters.

Shipowners should be informed when opting for washwater monitoring equipment

In light of the approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap, Rivertrace launched a technical white paper that focuses on scrubber technology options and washwater monitoring. The paper provides an insight into the effects of sulphur emissions from ships, the chemistry of scrubbing sulphur from exhaust gases and the benefits associated with scrubber use.

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