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",, 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."

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