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Polar Ship certificates required for certain ships from October

Arctic ice

USCG informs that a final rule is effective from October 23, 2017 requiring certain U.S. and foreign-flag ships to carry on board a Polar Ship Certificate if they engage in international voyages in polar waters. It is expected this rule to ensure that U.S.-flagged ships that need this certificate will be able to obtain it in a timely manner.

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US’s largest refinery reopens after Harvey

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The US's largest refinery, Motiva Enterprises, has restarted operations on Monday, after being shut on August 30, due to Hurricane Harvey. In the meantime, US Coast Guard, US EPA and Texas regulators, are working to clean up oil spills caused by industrial facilities flooding from Harvey.

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BWM industry updates from USCG

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The LISW event kicked off with a round-up of the latest BWM updates during INTERANKO's seminar in which Tim Wilkins, Environment Director, provided a summary of how the entry into force of IMO’s landmark convention will impact the tanker industry.

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Owner convicted of oil and garbage offenses

pollution

A fishing vessel company that operated in and around American Samoa was sentenced for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oil and garbage, the US Department of Justice informed. The fishing vessel responsible for the pollution is owned by Yuh Fa Fishery (Vanuatu) Co. Ltd.

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Marshall Islands updates BWM guidance

BWM

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator has published a marine notice, to provide updated guidance for complying with ballast water management requirements. The document addresses nuances in the BWM Convention, as well as requirements imposed by coastal States, including US.

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