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newsrel -- Shippers fined $476,750K for violating fuel regulation

Posted: 11 Mar 2014 15:50:31
Please consider the following news release from the California
Air Resources Board: http://bit.ly/NYazSq

March 11, 2014



Karen Caesar
(626) 575-6728

Shippers fined $476,750K for violating fuel regulation 

Ocean-going vessels must use cleaner diesel within Regulated
California Waters

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board has fined 12
shipping companies a combined $476,750 USD for failure to switch
from dirty diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine
distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as
required by state law.

“Our regulations mandating use of cleaner fuel by ocean-going
vessels have greatly helped to improve air quality not only in
coastal communities, but also in inland areas,” said ARB
Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. “Studies have shown that coastal air
pollution travels far inland, so when ships off our shores follow
the rules, millions of people benefit.”

All companies mentioned below took prompt action after being
notified of the violations and, under ARB’s supervision, began
complying with state law. All were fined for either failing to
switch to cleaner fuel within 24 nautical miles of the California
coast, or for switching fuels in an untimely manner:

Univan Maritime Ltd. (Hong Kong) - $78,250
Vessel name: Maersk Wolfsburg

Firon Shipping Inc. (Cyprus) c/o XT Shipping Group - $68,000
Vessel name: Blue Diamond

W. Bockstiegel GmbH & Co. Reederei KG (Germany) - $55,500
Vessel name: BBC Arizona

MK Shipmanagement Co., LTD. (Tokyo) - $53,000
Vessel name: Ocean Seagull

Cosco Maritime LTD. (UK) - $34,500
Vessel name: Antwerp

Triton Schiffahrts GmbH - $30,250
Vessel name: Eagle Bay

Dumun Marine S.A. (Panama) - $30,250
Vessel name: Dumun

Peter Doehle Schiffahrts (Germany) - $27,750
Vessel name: Fanfare

Byzantine Maritime Corporation (Greece) - $27,750
Vessel name: Ermione

Crowley Technical Management, Inc. (Florida, USA) - $27,750
Vessel name: Ocean Crescent 

BigLift Shipping B.V. (Netherlands) - $23,750
Vessel name: Happy Dynamic 

YA-SA Tanker and Transportation (Turkey) - $20,000
Vessel name: Golden Horn 

Diesel exhaust contains a variety of harmful gases and more than
40 other known cancer-causing compounds. In 1998, California
identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant
based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other
health problems.

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