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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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Pollution fines tariff – Turkey


Revised pollution fines tariff for 2012 as of 1/12/2012 up tp 30/12/2012

 Petrol and Petroleum products discharged to sea by tankers:

  1. Up to 1000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 62.80 TL
  2. Between 1000 and 5000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 15.67 TL
  3. Over 5000 gross tons: Per Ton* : 1.52 TL


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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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New legislation could lead to emission tests on Bosphorus vessels

A legislation passed by the Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA) yesterday could mean vessels in the Bosphorus being subject to emission inspections and fines for the use of highly pollutant fuels.

ISTKA will join forces with the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to design a feasibility study to identify heavy polluters among strait traffic. Under the new legislation, suspect vessels will then be required to have their emissions measured by authorities, according to Turkey’s Today’s Zaman.


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MARPOL amendments adopted

MARPOL amendments to prevent pollution during ship-to-ship oil transfer operations adopted

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 59th session: 13 – 17 July, 2009.

Amendments to the MARPOL Convention to prevent pollution during ship-to-ship oil transfer operations were adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) when it met for its 59th session from 13 to 17 July 2009, at the IMO Headquarters in London. Read more »

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