Hamburg Port: Record Fine for Tanker Violating Open-Loop Scrubber Ban

first_imgAuthorities in Germany have imposed a record fine to a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker for breaching an open-loop scrubber ban in the Port of Hamburg. On November 18, 2019, local water police conducted a routine check of an unnamed vessel and determined environmental breaches.As a result, the ship has received a fine of EUR 50,000 (about USD 55,400) by the Department of Environment and Energy.As informed, officers found that the vessel was equipped with an open-loop scrubber. Such systems use sea water as the process fluid and discharge the treated water overboard.Under the relevant CDNI convention, the discharge of wash water from a scrubber into the river Elbe and in the Port of Hamburg is strictly prohibited. Ships equipped with open-loop scrubbers are required to timely switch to low sulphur fuel oil. It is only possible to dispose of closed-loop wash water and solid scrubber waste for a fee at the port reception facilities in Hamburg.Despite this prohibition, the ship already discharged 2,300 tons in the port water at the time of the inspection.A 43-year-old Philippine Chief Officer is held responsible for the incident.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Triche’s turnovers, off shooting crucial in Syracuse’s loss to Louisville

first_img Related Stories SEEING RED: Late turnovers frustrate Boeheim, Syracuse in 58-53 loss to No. 10 LouisvilleGallery: Syracuse loses 3rd consecutive game to Louisville 58-53Poor perimeter shooting exposes lack of Orange inside game against Dieng, Louisville Published on March 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Jim Boeheim has no explanation, only possible theories. Brandon Triche’s struggles are confounding given how much talent and potential he possesses. There’s no easy answer as to what’s causing his struggles, but Boeheim said the senior guard will continue to be the Orange’s go-to scorer.“I have no explanation for it, but he’s our guy,” Boeheim said. “We’re going to go with him.”Triche scored only eight points on a paltry 2-for-11 shooting in Syracuse’s 58-53 loss to Louisville on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. He missed all three of his 3-point attempts, and turned the ball over seven times. Syracuse’s outside game has been up and down all season and Triche’s streaky shooting is much of the reason why.Triche didn’t hit his first basket of the game until about nine minutes in when he knocked down a jumper from the right elbow off the dribble that made the score 12-11 Louisville. He wouldn’t hit another basket until early in the second half when he hit a jumper in the lane that made it 25-23 Cardinals. While Triche’s shooting has been inconsistent, his seven turnovers on Saturday were uncharacteristic. His first came almost 12 minutes into the game when he stole the ball away from Louisville guard Russ Smith, but he quickly rendered the play meaningless when Cardinals forward Luke Hancock stole the ball from him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLouisville’s a dangerous team already. Triche’s seven turnovers – Syracuse finished with 16 overall – made taking down the Cardinals an even more challenging task. After the game Triche said his performance was especially painful because he’s not used to committing so many turnovers. Triche averages just 2.8 turnovers per game.Just five games ago, Triche scored 29 points against Seton Hall. In his last four games, though, Triche is only 15-for-45 from the field. Boeheim said after the game that Triche’s struggles could be because he’s trying too hard to help get Syracuse back on track. “Brandon if anything, he tries too hard to get something done,” Boeheim said. “He doesn’t play well when he tries hard.”The offense hinges on Triche. When he’s knocking down shots, the Orange has a dependable threat on the outside. Right now, he’s not meeting that capability. At this point of the season, Syracuse needs a productive and efficient Triche to start winning games again. “We’re not going to win when he’s 2-for-11 and seven turnovers,” Boeheim said. “We need him to be better than that. He’s a four-year player and he’s a good player. He’s a very good player. He can have an occasional bad game.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more