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Caribbean cruise line ordered to pay millions for illegal dumping, falsifying records

MIAMI, Florida (CMC) — The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard...

Two Engineers Convicted in Green Sky MARPOL Case

On Thursday, two chief engineers of the chemical tanker Green Sky were convicted of illegally discharging oily wastes, falsifying the ship’s Oil Record Book and obstructing justice by making false statements. Herbert Julian, chief engineer of the vessel in August...

United States Oily Water Separator (OWS) (marine) Market 2017 – Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast from 2012-2022

The United States Oily Water Separator (OWS) (marine) Market 2017 research report mainly focuses on the current scenario of Oily Water Separator (OWS) (marine) market along with the future plan of actions. It also examines the state of the Oily...

MARPOL Whistleblower Gets $1 Million

The British engineer who recorded illegal dumping of oily waste from Caribbean Princesswill receive $1 million of the $40 million that Princess Cruise Lines was fined on Wednesday. Princess was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever...

A new guide for implementation of IOPP procedures

Water PiPP project has now published a new practical guide titled ‘How-To Guide for Implementation of Innovation Oriented Public Procurement (IOPP) Procedures (EU Level)’ to help public and semi-public water authorities procure innovation in the water sector. Its objective is...

MEPC 71 to implement the BWM Convention

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee at its 71 session (MEPC 71) tentatively accepted an amended implementation scheme for ships to comply with the D-2 standard (treatment) under the BWM Convention. The scheme will be circulated to Member States for...

IOPP renewal after 8th September 2019

The MEPC, at its 71st meeting, reached a compromise on compliance dates for ballast water discharge. Ships constructed after 8th September 2017 must comply on delivery, while existing ships in general must comply by the first IOPP renewal after 8th...

Bunker, shipping industry welcomes IMO’s mandatory marine fuel data regulation

The bunker and shipping industry has welcomed the International Maritime Organization’s mandatory marine fuel consumption data regulation for global shipping from 2019. The new regulation 22A on collection and reporting of ship fuel oil consumption data and new appendices, was...

Marine Pollution by Oil in Brief

According to the biogenic theory, petroleum is a non-renewable fossil fuel consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, derived from the decomposition of plant and animal organisms occurred in the anaerobic environment, following their continued accumulation in the underground for millions of years...

EU’s efforts to combat marine pollution

The marine environment is a precious asset, since oceans and seas cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and contain 90% of its biosphere. Of all forms of pollution, sea pollution is one of the most dangerous because of its consequences...