Trieste fines move threatens ship and port safety warns Intertanko

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Mar 142011
 

Trieste threatens ship and port safety says Intertanko

The Port of Trieste has advised that, with effect from 3 March 2010, vessels using fuels with a sulphur content exceeding 0.10% by mass (in contravention of EU Directive 2005/33/EC) will be prosecuted with fine of between Euros 15,000 and 150,000 (usually 30,000 for the first offence). Exemption to the law will not be granted anymore and all eventual special authorisations issued in the past are cancelled, it states.

This means that ship and port safety may be sacrificed purely in order to generate local harbour funds. Continue reading »

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