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IMO chief emphasizes sustainability, 'safety culture'

At the launch of the World Maritime Day theme, International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Sekimizu emphasized sustainability

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Study: Puget Sound ship noise exceeds level that is safe for marine mammals

A study by the University of Washington has found that the noise from ships, ferries on tugboats in Puget Sound is often higher than levels that are considering harassment to marine mammals

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Blog Q&A with BSEE director James Watson

The energy blog Fuel Fix published a Q&A with retired Coast Guard Adm. James Watson, who is now BSEE director

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New MARPOL rules on energy efficiency, waste disposal go into effect

A new MARPOL amendment is now in effect requiring energy efficiency management systems and new restrictions on emissions and garbage and sewage disposal

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Coast Guard, new BSEE agency sign agreement on continental shelf enforcement

The U.S. Coast Guard and newly formed Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement have signed a memorandum of understanding for regulation of outer continental shelf

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Fiscal Cliff agreement extends tax credit for offshore wind

The Fiscal Cliff agreement reached this week includes an extension of the investment tax credit for offshore wind projects

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Fuel spills into Kill Van Kull during transfer between two barges

Pollution responders are at work in the Kill Van Kull after fuel spilled from a barge during a transfer operation at Mays Ship Repair

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Seattle port's clean-fuel incentive program under scrutiny from state auditor

Washington's state auditor said the Port of Seattle's incentives for the use of clean ship fuels at berth exceeds the agency's authority

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Ore carrier damages Toledo pier, leaks fuel into Maumee River

A 730-foot bulk carrier struck and damaged a Toledo pier and leaked fuel through a hole in its starboard bunker tank

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Diesel spills during vessel fuel transfer in San Juan Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard said 600 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into San Juan's San Antonio Channel during a vessel fuel transfer

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