New DOJ policy could affect MARPOL plea deal payments

JULY 13, 2017 — Law firm Winston & Strawn says that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a new policy that may curtail the long-standing practice of requiring vessel owners and

SENER designs shipyard MARPOL waste barges

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 — Spain’s SENER engineering and technology group is to carry out the basic and detail engineering for two double-hulled vessels being built to collect liquid oily waste and solid

Decision on sulfur cap limit looms at IMO MEPC

OCTOBER 24, 2016—There will be a number of important environmental issues on the agenda at the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 70) this week at the London headquarters of the International Maritime

New Year brings new IMO requirements

DECEMBER 29, 2015 — As usual, New Year’s Day will see that a slew of amendments to IMO treaties enter into force . Those taking effect on January 1, 2016 include new

Time running out for many product tankers to carry biofuels

JULY 16, 2015 — Mike Coomber, Managing Director of Redhill, U.K., headquartered Rivertrace Engineering warns that new regulations on the carriage of biofuels could limit the trading flexibility of product tankers from

Shipowners who violate ECA rules face stiff penalties

JANUARY 19, 2015 — Shipowners who violate the new fuel sulfur requirements in the North American ECA (Emissions Control Area) will face stiff civil penalties. On January 16, 2015, EPA released a

Scrubbers mean likely changes to bunker delivery notes

OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Here’s another example of how changes to regulations mean changes in the reams of paperwork confronting the marine industry. The text of the supplier’s declaration required on the

MEPC correspondence group will look at fuel quality

OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Intertanko is hailing a decision on fuel oil quality taken at the just ended session of IMO’s MEPC as progress. Regulation 18 of MARPOL Annex VI sets requirements

Caribbean MOU to stage first coordinated crack down

AUGUST 7, 2013 — The UK P&I Club reports that the Port State Control agencies of states within the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will launch a new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

Canada starts ECA, MARPOL Annex VI enforcement

MAY 13, 2013 — Canada has started enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) standards and the requirements of Annex VI of the MARPOL convention. The announcement was made last