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Tag: USCG

Seafood processor fined for polluting Alaska waters

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The US Department of Justice announced that the federal court in Washington sentenced East West Seafoods company to pay $50,000 in fines, for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the Clean Water Act and the Refuse Act, by intentionally discharging oily bilge water into the ocean off Alaska, and then presenting false records to the USCG.

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BWM extension program: Latest update

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USCG issued the latest update (March 2017) for the procedures for requesting extensions for compliance with BWM regulations in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the Coast Guard, which indicate a widespread misunderstanding of the previously issued guidance, and an associated need for additional clarity and certainty for all stakeholders.

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Tips for compliance with BW Discharge Regulation

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The West of England P&I Club reminds now that USCG has approved three BWM systems, ships must comply with the US Ballast Water Discharge Regulation. Operators are advised to ensure that each vessel, which calls a port under U.S. jurisdiction, either complies with one of the approved BW management methods or is covered by an extended compliance date, with a copy of the letter kept aboard the vessel.

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