Archive for the ‘OPA 90 and other US requirements’ Category

US Maritime regulatory compliance training in Marseille, (France)

Bruno Di Lascio (ECM Europe) has conducted a US maritime regulatory compliance training at Marseille, (France) for GAZOCEAN on September 13rd, 2016.

Founded in 1957, GAZOCEAN is one of the oldest Marine Companies in the field of the transport by sea of liquefied natural gas.

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Revised guidance on ultra low sulfur fuel handling when entering the ECA

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that several reports have been received from vessels trading within the EMISSION CONTROL AREA (ECA), stating that main engines often do not attain the expected speed when using ultra low sulfur fuel oil. Problems have been reported during maneuvering, including while under pilotage.

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Crisis Management Seminar, Manila

ECM is pleased to announce that once again, we will participate in the annual CRISIS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (CMS) in Manila. The location for the 2015 seminar will be at the NEW WORLD MANILA BAY HOTEL (the former Hyatt Hotel & Casino) from Tuesday, June 2nd until midday on Thursday, June 4th, 2015.

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U.S. EPA Establishes No Discharge Zone in All California Marine Waters


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) for marine waters of the State of California for sewage discharges. Beginning in mid-March 2012, the following vessels will be prohibited from discharging all sewage, whether treated or not, while in California marine waters:

  • Large Passenger Vessels over 300 gross tons or more that have berths or overnight accommodations for passengers.
  • Large Oceangoing Vessels over 300 gross tons, including private, commercial, government, or military vessels equipped with a holding tank with remaining capacity at time of entry or containing any sewage generated prior to entry to California marine waters.


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The role of the Certifying Official and Notice of Intent (NOI)

It has come to ECM attention that some Vessel General Permit (VGP) consulting providers may be inappropriately managing their clients account. This can present significant problems for the client during the USCG/EPA vetting process. Read more »

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