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  • 26 March 2019

    The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) fines ships due to pollution from discharged wastewaters.

  • 5 June 2015

     The Government of Hong Kong is pushing forward with bolstering of its regulations on sewage discharge from ships. Namely, the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage) (Amendment) Regulation 2015 was gazetted today to meet the latest international requirements governing discharge of sewage from ships as prescribed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the government’s said. A spokesman […]

  • 17 August 2011
    Business & Finance

      – The Baltic Sea Action Plan milestone makes Baltic the first sea in the world designated by IMO as a Special Area for sewage discharges; – all HELCOM countries active in backing up the proposal; – regulations adopted in record time in July 2011 The HELCOM Maritime Group proposal to ban all sewage discharge […]

  • 26 April 2016

    By 2021, all International Maritime Organization (IMO) registered passenger vessels sailing in the Baltic Sea will have to comply with the Annex IV of the MARPOL Convention related to sewage discharges from passenger ships, IMO agreed at the meeting of Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 69) held in London on April 22. The decision means […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Rules & Regulation

    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition said it was disappointed over the lack of any significant new provisions in Part II of the Polar Code, adopted by IMO on Friday, that would adequately protect the Antarctic environment from shipping. “While ASOC welcomes the adoption of Part II of the Polar Code on pollution prevention and that […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the environmental part of the International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The MEPC was meeting for its 68th session from May 11 to 15, at IMO Headquarters in […]

  • 24 January 2012

    Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft feasibility study for the Gowanus Canal, proposing a series of options for remediating the 1.8-mile long Brooklyn Superfund site. All of the remedial options, aside from a mandatory ‘no action’ alternative, involve a combination of dredging the canal’s sediment and reducing external sources of contamination, including […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The new draft `Polar Code’ of safety and environmental rules fails to address the looming danger of having non ice-strengthened and poorly prepared ships in supposedly `ice-free’ polar waters, environmental organisations have warned. The final draft, drawn up today by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), governs ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters. Increased shipping […]

  • 31 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Riverkeeper supports the EPA’s proposed plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal Superfund site and commends the agency for addressing the importance of reducing combined sewage overflows (CSOs) in addition to dredging the sediment at the bottom of the canal for proper remediation of the waterway. “We’re pleased with the direction the EPA has taken,” […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    A cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line spilled grey water from non-sewage waste water systems at Port Canaveral.

  • 30 March 2016

    A Panamanian-flagged general ship anchored at the Port of Haifa has been fined NIS 6,000 (approximately USD 1,580) after its wastewater sanitation system discharged effluents into the sea, Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said. The Marine Environment Protection Division of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) received a report about the illegal discharge from the […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved the environmental provisions in the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code), together with associated draft amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). Following this approval, the MEPC will consider […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has continued its city-wide dredging to ensure the effectiveness of all sewage and drainage systems and prevent flooding. Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA Sanya Chenimit said that, so far, around 94% of canals and sewages have been dredged in a move to prevent floods in the city. On Saturday, […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Aiming to contribute to the efforts of the Association΄s members for more effective protection of the environment, HELMEPA has produced and made available to its member-vessels a special informative Placard presenting in a simple way the new requirements regarding the discharge of garbage into the sea. On 1st January 2013, the revised Annex V of […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    d’Amico Shipping Italia will pay a USD 4 million penalty and be placed on probation for four years.

  • 6 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Friday afternoon the salvage team completed the discharge of Heavy Fuel Oil, Diesel Oil and Sludge form the Double Bottom Tanks. Weather permitting the crane barge ‘Meloria’ will now be moved forward in her moorings in between the stabilizer and the large damaged area. An access hole will be created in the hull to […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Tighter regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships are due to come into force on January 1, 2013. Almost all discharges of dry waste into the sea will be prohibited and the rules relating to discharge of food and galley waste will be more stringent. However, help is at hand! Uson Marine’s […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    New regulations aimed at improving the energy efficiency of international shipping entered into force on 1 January 2013. The amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) were adopted in July 2011.They add a new chapter 4 Regulations on energy efficiency for ships to MARPOL Annex VI, to make mandatory […]

  • 21 February 2013

    The delivery ceremony of 10000m³ self-propulsion trailing suction hopper dredger “New Sea Tiger 8” was recently held at Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) Changxing branch. On the basis of accomplishing grab bucket and cutter suction dredger, this was the first time for ZPMC to undertake large-scale trailing suction hopper dredger, which made ZPMC the […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ACE Geosynthetics, a manufacturer of geosynthetic fabric and geosynthetic products, such as geogrid and geotextile, has just released a video about their ACETube® (Geotextile Tube) Dewatering System, that can make dredging faster and more efficient.  ACETube® is integrated with single or multiple pieces of high-strength and high permeability polypropylene or polyester synthetic fabric and is theoretically applicable […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) has made great progress in its efforts to develop international environmental and safety regulations for navigation in polar regions. For the recent session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment held in March 2013, Denmark had, together with other Arctic coastal States, submitted a proposal […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The chief engineer of the oil tanker Cielo di Milano, the 50-year-old Girolamo Curatolo was sentenced to eight months in prison for deliberately concealing the tanker’s discharge of oily waste into the sea, according to US Department of Justice. Employed by an Italian shipping company, the senior engineering officer previously pleaded guilty to an information charging […]