Tag: enforcement

IMO adopts 200-mile North American Emissions Control Area

Earlier today, the International Maritime Organization announced the establishment of an Emissions Control Area (ECA) to prevent pollution from ships in waters off North American coasts. Today’s announcement reflects an amendment to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and its adoption proposed by the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency along with sister

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itCG-maritime security zone for G-20 summit, public meetings on proposed rule, migrant smugglers sentenced to prison

Coast Guard will implement a security zone on an approximate five-mile area at the intersection of Pittsburgh’s three rivers during the G-20 global economic summit beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow until about 10 p.m. on Friday. Guardians will work with partner agencies to patrol and enforce the security zone. Watch video and read story here

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itCG-Staten Island ferry incident, Marines assist Guardians, fisheries enforcement, CGC Sea Dog

Coast Guard is investigating the incident involving the Staten Island ferry that struck the pier and injured about a dozen passengers yesterday. With nearly 800 people onboard, the situation could have been much worse. Fortunately, the pilothouse was able to warn passengers before the allision. Story here and here Coast Guard Sector North Carolina and

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