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Report: Justice Department investigating Shell's Arctic drill ship after Coast Guard finds safety violations

The Coast Guard found 16 pollution-control and crew-safety violations aboard Noble Discoverer, and the case has been turned over to the Justice Department

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Engineer pleads guilty to felony, company to pay $2.2M in oil pollution case

The U.S. Department of Justice said a Singapore shipping company will pay $2.2 million in penalties in an oil pollution case and an engineer has pleaded guilty to a felony

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Barge strikes other barges transferring fuel; oil spills into Mississippi River

A barge ran into two stationary barges that were transferring fuel at a Baton Rouge facility, resulting in the hose disconnecting and oil spilling into the Mississippi River

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PBS: Low water levels in Great Lakes cause conundrums for maritime industry

Maritime operators and harbor communities in the Great Lakes face a vicious cycle from the record low water levels: lower cargo volumes means less dredging money

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Tugboat sinks, spills fuel into Tennessee River

A tugboat operated by New Johnsonville Marine Service sank along a Tennessee River embankment, and much of the vessel's 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled

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Alaska legislators get an earful in debate over cruise ship discharges

The Alaska Senate Finance Committee held a public debate on the issue of rolling back the state's regulations limiting wastewater discharges from cruise ships

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Port of Halifax to offer shore-power connections for cruise ships

In a move to reduce emissions, cruise ships at the Port of Halifax can use shore power beginning next year

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Chamber of Shipping: Italy, other flag states too slow with issuing casualty reports

The International Chamber of Shipping issued comments on the Costa Concordia casualty, emission regulations and ship recycling

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St. Lawrence Seaway highlights its environmentally friendly impacts

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. has issued a report highlighting its environmentally impacts, emphasizing the benefits of maritime transport and giving an update on ballast water treatment practice

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Canada hiring marine safety experts for spill-response risk assessment

Transport Canada said the federal government will conduct a risk assessment study of readiness for oil and chemical spills from ships in Canadian waters

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