Bright Star Ship Management, Inc. Settlement
Bright Star Ship Management, Inc. Settles For $13,000
In April 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Bright Star Ship Management, Inc. (BSS), with its principal location in Cebu, Philippines, in the amount of $13,000 for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
A CARB staff investigation disclosed that the BSS vessel CS Service, failed to operate on compliant fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters in 2022. CARB alleged two days of violation for a penalty of $6,500 per day. BSS took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, under CARB’s supervision, began operating in compliance.
To settle the case, BSS agreed to the $13,000 penalty for the violations and to comply with CARB regulations. The $13,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.