The City of Los Angeles on 20 April reportedly filed a suit at the Los Angeles Superior Court against the owner, operator and charterer of the 2017-built 4,900 CEU (car equivalent units) capacity car carrier Istra Ace over a 2016 bunker spill at the port of Los Angeles.
It is seeking civil penalties under the state’s Fish and Game Code, and a court order to stop the shipping firms from conducting more activities that violate its Health and Safety Code.
It alleged shipowner Istra Maritime, operator Stamco Ship Management and charterer Mitsui OSK to be responsible for a bunker spill which occurred on 13 March 2016 during a bunkering operation at Berth 198 in the Port of Los Angeles' Cerritos Channel.
An investigation by the US Coast Guard found the spill originating from faulty piping of the Istra Ace; about 265 barrels (40 metric tonnes) of heavy fuel oil was released into the water, covering more than 70 acres and taking 23 days to clean up.
Photo credit: State of California
Published: 26 April, 2018
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Singapore can help less developed countries in SouthEast Asia through ‘piloting and scaling fuels and technology as well as a leading hub for green finance’, said DNV Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.
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Disposal of evidence has resulted in Singapore not being able to provide full details to the United Nationals Panel of Experts which sought information regarding the case, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
‘We are proud to be amongst the first to show the successful steps taken by Singapore’s bunkering ecosystem to remain forward thinking and relevant,’ Choong Sheen Mao, Director of EMF, tells Manifold Times.
‘With the launch of a common data infrastructure, Kenoil aims to continue achieving an end to end visibility and transparency on the bunker data supply chain,’ states Kenoil Managing Director.