Stemming from the U.S. Oil Pollution Act of 1990, tanker operators are transferring rising liability insurance premiums and the costs of covering Coast Guard spill response plans to their charterers.
As a result of U.S. legislation, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners wants the charterer to bear all extra expenses incurred. The Association is also asking for the additional costs to be broken down, allowingU.S. consumers to see the negative effect the Oil Pollution Act is having on their oil prices.
Tanker owners and their representatives are most immediately concerned with the increased insurance premiums for vessels carrying crude oil to the U.S.
Without indicating who should pay for the additional premiums, the protection and indemnity clubs, composed of shipowners and charters are recommending that charter contracts have clauses written into them that specifically reference the U.S. law.
component of the U.S. Oil Pollution Act of 1990 could lead some British carriers to discontinue service to the U.S. In the event of a serious oil spill, the U.S. pollution act, passed in the wake of the Valdez disaster, increased liability eightfold to a minimum of $10 million. The act
double-hulled product tankers. According to Danny Sellers, president of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, Inc. (parent company of ASI), ASI is discussing the possibility of constructing tankers with technical assistance from Burmeister & Wain Shipdesign A/S (BWSD) of Copenhagen. Mr. Sellers said
In the wake of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) ruling that tankers over 5,000 dwt must have full double bottoms and wing tanks, a double-hull design from Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) has been chosen by European shipyards as their building standard. Because a Marpol convention amen
Maritime Seminar is scheduled to be held on January 10, 1991, at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, La. The seminar will focus on "The Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Its Impact Upon Underwriters and Marine Operators in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Inland Waterways." Registration
"Tanker Supply, Demand and Profitability to 1996" analyzes recent chartering trends, from 1985 to 1991, and examines the operating profitability of various tankers during the period. Forecast spot and time-charter freight rates are presented, from 1992 to 1996, on both a break-even and projected basis
, including unlimited-liability, clean-up response and prevention statutes. Draft rules for vessel response plans will be published only after discussions are first held with interested industry groups, such as tanker owners and operators. This is the first time that the Coast Guard has ever subjected
While the U.S. commercial shipbuilding industry outperformed the U.S. economy between 1992 and 2001, this period witnessed the construction of barely a dozen large ocean going vessels for our U.S. domestic trades with an aggregate cost of not much more than $500 million. In contrast, U. S. national
Tom Sansonetti. Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division and Marcos Daniel Jimenez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced that three senior cruise ship engineers were indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami, Fla.
have a copy of the revised oil record book for recording time, location, method of discharges of oil or oily water. Ships of less than 400 gross tons must retain oily water onboard for discharge to reception facilities, or they may fit oilywater separating equipment or filtering systems required of
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Barge Operators Assess Impact Of OPA And Future Of The Industry The repercussions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 have been felt by the entire marine industry, but no where more acutely then in U.S. inland waterway and coastal transport operations. Unlimited liability, escalating carrier insurance
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