Environment
The American P&I Club has issued an alert warning members that the State of California has introduced a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) that prohibits vessel sewage discharge in all California marine waters. The U.S. Coast…
Coltec Industries Inc. and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $280,000 and spend approximately $500,000 on an environmental project to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air…
Two Hamburg, Germany, based companies have come up with an alternative to plugging into shoreside power as a way to cut ships' emissions while in port. The Eckelmann Group, a specialist in maritime environmental protection,…
Piraeus, Greece, based Ilios Shipping Company S.A. was sentenced March 27 in federal court in New Orleans for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General…
A 38 m "Guideship" to be built for Korea's state-owned Incheon Port Authority is to have a 9 cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine. The vessel, which is being designed and built by shipbuilder Samsung Heavy…
The California Air Resources Board has received $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds to help clean up a variety of boats and vessels that operate in California's ports and harbors. These funds…
The U.S. Coast Guard is tightening its vigilance on ships that may infringe MARPOL regulations, the American P&I Club has warned its members. The club's managers warn that there has been a "significant increase" in…
Jeffrey Lantz, director of the Coast Guard's Office of Commercial Regulations and Standards, says that a just-released final rule on ballast water discharge will protect the marine environment and is consistent with the IMO discharge…
Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises subsidiary has released more details about the two 3,250 passenger cruise ships that it has on order at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for delivery in 2015…
In an Oslo Stock Exchange announcement today, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA said before tax profits would take a $15 million hit as a result of a decision by its subsidiary Wilhelmsen Technical Solution AS to…
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