Monday, 7th August 2006

United States Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 - Title VI - increase in OPA 1990 limits

The limits of liability for oil removal costs and damages that result from discharges or substantial threats of discharge of oil from vessels, under OPA 90 (33 U.S.C. 2704), were amended by the enactment of the Delaware River Protection Act of 2006, title VI of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (Public Law # 109-241).(Click for table of new limits). The new limits for any tank vessel are effective for an oil discharge or substantial threat of discharge that occurs on or after October 9, 2006. The new limits for any other vessel are effective for an oil discharge or substantial threat of discharge that occurs on or after July 11, 2006.

Download USCG_OPA_90_Pollution_Schedule_2006.pdf
13 Apr 2021

Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

An updated version of the “Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers” is jointly published today by the International Group and CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System).
03 Mar 2021

Safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces onboard ships

Too many lives are lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships. The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.