Captain of pollution case tanker PS Dream could get prison term

While two whistleblowers in a recent tanker pollution case could could be awarded up to $500,000, the vessel’s captain could face imprisonment. As we reported earlier, last month two related companies that operated the motor tanker PS Dream – Prive Overseas Marine LLC and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret – pleaded guilty to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice related to the falsification of the tanker’s Oil Record Book,...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/captain-of-pollution-case-tanker-ps-dream-could-get-prison-term/

Sea Cargo Charter report shows shipping is falling short of climate goals

A new report from The Sea Cargo Charter (SCC) revealed the sector fell short of the minimum international climate goals set by the IMO by an average of 17% in 2023, equivalent to 165m metric tonnes of CO2e. Taking into account the ‘striving’ goals set by the IMO, SCC signatories were on average 22%...

https://splash247.com/sea-cargo-charter-report-shows-shipping-is-falling-short-of-climate-goals/

California LNG plant that fuels Pasha Hawaii ships gets capacity boost

Newport Beach, Calif., based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) has completed construction of a third production train at its Boron, Calif., LNG plant, increasing its volume capacity by 50%. Already the largest plant of its kind in the Southwest U.S., the Boron plant now has the capacity to produce up to 270,000 gallons of LNG every day. The addition of the third production train at the California LNG plant will allow the supply of LNG to meet growing demand from customers looking to...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/environment/california-lng-plant-that-fuels-pasha-hawaii-ships-gets-capacity-boost/

DNV: Onboard carbon capture is technically feasible, but …

onboard carbon capture (OCC)

While onboard carbon capture (OCC) is gaining increasing interest as way for ships to continue operating on conventional fuels while reducing emissions, there seem to be all sorts of questions around things like what to with the carbon once its capured.

A new DNV white paper says that successful commercial uptake of OCC depends on collaboration between regulators, policy makers, industry stakeholders, class, and suppliers.

The white paper, “The potential of onboard carbon capture in shipping,”,...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/environment/dnv-onboard-carbon-capture-is-technically-feasible-but/

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