Monday, 26 November 2018

French court fines P&O cruise ship captain over polluting fuel

Source: "French court fines P&O captain over polluting fuel", Phys.org, 26th November 2016, by Francois Becker

Francois Becker reported, "(...) The US captain of a P&O cruise ship found to be burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels was fined 100,000 euros ($114,000) in a Marseille court Monday, the first such ruling in France. (...) Regulations on the amount of sulphur authorised vary internationally, with ultra-clean fuel mandated in areas such as the North Sea and Baltic Sea in Europe, as well as around North American ports. (...)  Rules have been progressively tightened since 2005."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-french-court-fines-po-captain.html#jCp