Environment
A 38,486 dwt Wilh. Wilhelmsen RO/RO ship, MV Tamesis is to be retrofitteded with the world's largest exhaust gas scrubbing system. Supplied by Wärtsillä Hamworthy, the multi-stream Krystallon Exhaust Gas Cleaning System will remove sulfur…
A former chief engineer from the purse seine tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau pleaded guilty today in federal court in Washington, D.C., to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), announced Assistant Attorney…
The U.S. Coast Guard, together with the Louisiana Department of Envrionmental Quality and Plaquemines Parish, is responding to a report of a fuel oil discharge, Tuesday, on the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 84,…
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…
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