(English) “Maritime Environmental Compliance & the U.S. Perspective: Investigate – Criminalize – Prosecute” Seminar on 08 June, 2010

Location Date Place Price per Attendee
Italy June 8, 2010 (Tuesday) Genoa * for ECM Clients ONLY

Maritime Environmental Compliance & the U.S. Perspective: Investigate – Criminalize – Prosecute

ECM Maritime Services LLC, a leading U.S. regulatory compliance firm and PL Ferrari & Co., prominent P&I Insurance Brokers are pleased to announce the scheduling of a one-day seminar in Europe this summer, with participation of  The Standard P&I Club and Chalos, O’Connor and Duffy, LLP.


The title of this seminar is MARITIME ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE & THE U.S. PERSPECTIVE : INVESTIGATE – CRIMINALIZE – PROSECUTE and will cover the chronology of events that usually give rise to a MARPOL/APPS prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), as well as the Plea Agreement and Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP) that typically follow such a prosecution.

The framework of an ECP and its implementation are subjects that have not been dealt with extensively in the past. During this seminar, ECM’s CEO/President Michael Minogue and Vice President Nishit Kappor intends to shed light on the substantial efforts a Defendant/ Shipowner is required to make, in complying with such an ECP.

This seminar is the first in a series of such engagements planned in Europe this year. On a related note, we continue to conduct gap analyses (audits) of Environmental Management Systems’ (EMS) for various shipping companies, which are evaluated against the requirements of the DoJ’s Environmental Compliance Plans (ECPs). This provides important guidance to our clientele in streamlining their own EMS to meet the additional demands of an ECP, as well as meeting the requirements for an existing EMS to qualify under the US Coast Guard’s Voluntary Disclosure Policy for environmental violations.

Why to attend

This event will serve as an additional tool for ECM clients to protect to the maximum possible extent their assets against violation of environmental requirements by ship, office and shipboard personnel. Since ECP ensures the company’s compliance with environmental laws and regulations, thus avoiding, to the maximum extent possible, requests for criminal prosecution by USCG, we believe that ECP adoption on voluntary basis will Improve financial, legal and marketing benefits for shareholders and fleet managers.

Who shoud attend

Managing Directors, General Managers, Marine Managers, Designated Persons and/or Environmental Managers are the key functions called to attend this event.


For more information on such environmental seminars and/or gap analyses, please contact Bruno Di Lascio at info@ecmeurope.net and keep following up the “Events” Section on our web site.

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