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Sound Freight Penalized for Discharge

Feb 17, 2010

The owner of a tug that released oily bilge water into the Columbia River last year is being penalized $21,000 by the Washington Department of Ecology. Sound Freight Lines’ tug Black Hawk discharged an estimated 150 gallons of lubricating and…

House Hearing on Asian Carp, Great Lakes

Feb 10, 2010

The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on Asian carp and the Great Lakes. In his statement, Representative James Oberstar (D-MN) discussed the threat posed by the Asian carp to the Great Lakes ecosystem…

Clarifying In-Port Sulphur Limits

Feb 07, 2010

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has moved quickly to dispel the apparent confusion currently surrounding implementation of the EU directive requiring all ships to use low-sulphur fuel while at berth in EU ports.EU Directive 2005/33/EC requires that…

Safety Failures Lead to Court

Feb 04, 2010

His Honour Judge Elwen at Truro Crown Court sentenced George Pill Sr., 61, to six months jail for each of the two offenses he plead guilty to and costs of £8,500.On the 22nd August 2008 a Surveyor from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)…

State Seeks Intervention in Drilling Case

Feb 03, 2010

Governor Sean Parnell has directed the Department of Law to ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to intervene in the lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s decision to approve an oil exploration plan for the Chukchi Sea…

Large Marine Engine Standards Finalized

Jan 26, 2010

By Vincent J. Foley- New York and Patricia L. 'Pat' Goughan- San Francisco, of Holland & Knight.On December 22, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had finalized the new emission and fuel standards for Category 3 marine diesel engines proposed last summer…

Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet subject to FWPCA

Jan 26, 2010

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled that the non-retention vessels in the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, operated by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), are point sources subject to the permitting requirements…

Industry Says Asian Carp Legislation is Damaging

Jan 23, 2010

According to the American Waterways Operators Association (AWO) and the Waterway Council, Inc. (WCI), legislation was recently introduced in the House of Representatives that would devastate the Great Lakes economy, jeopardizing businesses and thousands of jobs in the economically strapped region…

Cox Disappointed by Asian Carp Ruling

Jan 21, 2010

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said he is extremely disappointed that the United States Supreme Court declined to immediately close Chicago-area locks that could stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, but is pleased that Michigan's…

AWO Hails Asian Carp Decision

Jan 20, 2010

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) hailed the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the Illinois Waterway System locks open for the free flow of commerce.  The Court rejected a petition brought by the State of Michigan and other Great…

Crowley's Puerto Rico Liner Settlement

Jan 18, 2010

Crowley Liner Services, Inc. (Crowley) has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation.  Although the company specifically denied violating the antitrust laws, it agreed to the settlement given the high cost and burden of litigation…

Russian Master Drunk While in Command

Jan 12, 2010

Late on Jan. 7, ABP notified the Maritime & Coastguard Agency via Solent Coastguard after concerns were raised that a vessel Balu C was not being managed correctly on its passage into a berth at the port. The Master of the Balu C, Valery Semenov…

Ferry Co. Charged with Dumping Sewage

Jan 10, 2010

A company based in Marblehead was charged on Jan. 7 in federal court with dumping sewage into North Shore waters from a popular ferry it operates out of Salem. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Rear Admiral J. L. Nimmich, United States Coast Guard…

Complaint Filed Against Port of Oakland

Jan 05, 2010

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that SSA Terminals (SSAT) has filed a complaint asserting that the City of Oakland, acting by and through its Board of Port Commissioners, has violated the Shipping Act of 1984. The…

Adjusted Ownership Split in West Qurna 2

Jan 04, 2010

29 December 2009 Lukoil and Statoil initialised the contract with Iraqi authorities for the West Qurna 2 field. Lukoil and Statoil have agreed to adjust the ownership split, increasing Statoil’s share from 15 % to 25 %. Lukoil’s share is reduced to 75 %…

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