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USCG’s largest icebreaker to depart for Arctic

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The video depicts USCGC Healy, the US Coast Guard's largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker, in Seward, Alaska, last month, to swap out equipment and science teams. The ship is currently preparing for its departure on a summer mission in Arctic. The 420-foot long icebreaker was the first U.S. surface vessel to reach the North Pole unaccompanied.

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US sets strict rules for BW discharge

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The North P&I Club says that US is ‘getting tough’ on Ballast Water extension. USCG officers focus on BWM compliance issues during their routing PSC inspections. The Club advises that all ships calling at US ports and intending to discharge ballast water must either carry out ballast water exchange or treatment, in addition to fouling and sediment management.

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Cruise line receives largest fine for oil pollution

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US Department of Justice announced that Princess Cruise Lines was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs, in order to conceal the discharges, in Miami, Florida.

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USCG initiatives e-Zero project

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The USCG’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance announced the QUALSHIP 21 E-Zero Program, which is going to officially commence on July 1st, 2017. E-Zero indicates a vessel has zero environmental deficiencies or violations and is a new addition to the existing QUALSHIP 21 program, which has been in place for over 15 years worldwide.

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