Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued a final rule removing its regulations for tank level or pressure monitoring devices on single-hull tank vessels carrying oil or oil residue as cargo.  This rulemaking has had a long history.  Such devices were originally required by the original version of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) and resulted in litigation when it was determined that no device capable of accomplishing its purpose on a ship at sea had been developed.  Congress eventually revised the statutory provision to allow the Coast Guard some discretion in this matter, which has now been exercised.  73 Fed. Reg. 79314 (December 29, 2008).

(Holland & Knight)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Northern Lights Opens Branch Office in Louisiana

Marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer Northern Lights has opened its fifth branch office, in Kenner, La, to enhance service to Gulf

First MAN D2676 Workboat Engine Ready for Launch

Last December, MAN Engines introduced its latest generation in-line six-cylinder engines for workboats. Now the first MAN D2676 LE443 engine off the production

LUKOIL Introduces New Crankcase and Cylinder Oils

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has introduced the newly formulated NAVIGO 6 CO crankcase oil and NAVIGO 70 MCL AW cylinder oil, offering newly designed additive packages

Coast Guard

Red River Closed after Barge Grounding

The Red River was closed Sunday from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, after a barge reportedly ran aground and was protruding into the channel near mile marker 41, according to the U.

Tanker Crewman Medevaced off Virginia

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing crew member Saturday from a tanker off Virginia Beach.   Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground off Alaska

A 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska on June 24.   U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0722 sec (14 req/sec)