MARPOL Compliance Alert: D.C. Court of Appeals Shuts the Door on APPS Relief

Mainbrace (April 2019 - No. 1)

Achieving sustained compliance with the requirements of Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships has been a challenge for the commercial maritime industry. In far too many situations, the detection of noncompliant activity by the U.S. Coast Guard has resulted in criminal prosecutions with devastating consequences for the vessel operator, owner, and crew, and the risks for the maritime industry are only increasing as the deadlines for Annex V compliance loom. Read More ยป

This article by Gregory F. Linsin, partner at Blank Rome, and Dana S. Merkel, associate at Blank Rome, is one in a series of articles written for Blank Rome Maritime's quarterly Mainbrace newsletter. To view the other articles in the April 2019 edition of Mainbrace, please click here.