USCG initiates civil penalty for ballast water violation
A reminder that the USCG will not hesitate to impose penalties for non-compliance with the USCG’s Final Rule, Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters issued on 23 March 2012You can read more on this here:
Members are directed to the UK P&I Club’s website for information on how to comply with these regulations when trading to U.S waters
If Members have any questions on this article, please do not hesitate to direct them to your usual contacts at the Club who would be pleased to assist.
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