ECM and the Standard P&I Club: 10 years of strong relationship

Environmental Issues in the USA and Canada

The Standard Club has just issued its Bulletin dated 11 August 2009. We are glad to announce the strong relationship between ECM and The Standard P&I Club as mentioned in the main article by Barbara Jennings - Director, Pollution as follows:  “In our February edition of the Standard Bulletin, the club’s Director of Loss Prevention, Chris Spencer, considered the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Vessel General Permit scheme, which imposes stringent requirements for the control and monitoring of waste streams on ships operating in US waters. The risks of non-compliance with the VGP regulations include exposure to fines and criminal prosecutions. As with Marpol contraventions, club cover is discretionary, and there is therefore no automatic right to assistance or to a recovery of costs and financial penalties.”..

..”In 1999, when California became the first US state to introduce oil pollution response regulations in respect of non-tank ships, the Standard Club approached ECM Maritime Services LLC (ECM) to provide a cost-effective solution. Ten years on, the relationship is still going strong and the agreement reached back in 1999, whereby ECM provides Qualified Individual, Spill Manager and plan writing services to the club’s non-tank members free of charge, has been expanded to cover both Californian and federal US Coastguard requirements. Mike Minogue of ECM writes about the agreement with the club and the services which ECM offers to the club’s members”..

Read the entire Standard Bulletin. It can be downloaded from The Standard Club’s web site.

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