Cleanocean Shipmanagement, Inc. Settlement
Cleanocean Shipmanagement, Inc. Settles For $26,000
In March 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Cleanocean Shipmanagement, Inc. (COS), with its principal location in the Philippines, for the company’s violation of the Low-Sulfur Fuel Regulation as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2299.2 and title 17, section 93118.2.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff revealed that the COS vessel Medi Perth, failed to operate on compliant fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters in 2022. CARB alleged four days of violation for a penalty of $6,500 per day under Health and Safety Code section 39674, for a total penalty of $26,000. COS took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, under CARB’s supervision, began operating in compliance.
To settle the case, COS agreed to the total penalty amount of $26,000 for the violations. This amount will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. COS agreed to comply with CARB regulations going forward.