SMTECH Ship Management Co., Ltd. Case Settles for $5,000

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

SMTECH Ship Management Co., Ltd. has paid $5,000.00 in penalties to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, for violating air quality regulations.  This settlement was reached on July 6, 2011.  An investigation by the ARB showed that SMTECH Ship Management Co., Ltd. vessel, Maersk Wakayama, failed to properly complete switchover for its engines from Heavy Fuel Oil over to Low-Sulfur Distillate Fuel before entry into Regulated California Waters.  To settle the case, SMTECH Ship Management Co., Ltd. agreed to the $5,000.00 penalty and to comply with ARB regulations.

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