Tag: Environment Protection Agency

Forging partnerships for the environment

Coast Guard members receive instruction prior to conducting a joint port state control exam on the Hong Kong flagged cargo vessel in Hawk Inlet, Alaska. This exam is conducted in an effort to ensure foreign-flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters are meeting the safety and security standards issued by the International Maritime Organization. U.S. Coast

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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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