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Singapore Shipping Company Admits to Probation Violation

Singapore-based ODFJELL ASIA II PTE LTD (“OAII”), which was convicted in 2014 of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, has admitted to violating the conditions of its probation, announced Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). 

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Poseidon Med II event in Patras highlights the benefits of LNG as fuel and its prospects for sustainable development in Western Greece

The benefits of the use of LNG as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for the local community of Patras, was the core of the discussion during the Poseidon Med II event which took place at Port of Patras on 19th June 2017. The event was co-organised by Patras Port Authority, which is one of the participating ports in the project, within the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project. The event gathered together representatives from the Municipality of Patras and local stakeholders from social and industry sectors.

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‘irrespective of where oil is found, it belongs to the government of Nigeria’

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said that the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), now awaiting final passage in the Red Chamber holds immense benefits for all Nigerians. Alasoadura in a statement in Abuja, said the PIGB would not only help to create more jobs for Nigerians but will also foster a conducive business environment for petroleum operations when signed into law. 

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British Columbia Tanker Ban Moves Forward

The Government of Canada introduced C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in Parliament, seeking to formalize an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia’s north coast.

The proposed Act would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric tons of crude or persistent oils as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations in northern British Columbia. 

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Effective and economical: Bilfinger solution for desulfurization of ship engines certified: SOx scrubbers help the shipping industry to conform to environmental rules

Full steam ahead for maritime flue gas desulfurization: After only around three months of operation, the reference project on board the ocean tanker M/T Aurelia was awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate by certification company DNV GL on behalf for the German flag. Operated by shipping company Carl Büttner GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen, the ship was fitted out with a new flue gas desulfurization system supplied by Babcock Noell, a subsidiary of Bilfinger SE. This technology uses an absorption process to remove the sulfurous flue gases emitted by the ship. In this way, the ocean tanker meets the latest environmental standards.

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