ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation
Green Car Congress
MARCH 12, 2014
The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. All were fined for either failing to switch to cleaner fuel within 24 nautical miles of the California coast, or for switching fuels in an untimely manner: Univan Maritime Ltd.