Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Settlement (July)
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Settles Ocean-Going Vessels Fuels Regulation Violation For $10,000
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. paid $10,000.00 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), for violating the Ocean-Going Vessels Fuels Regulation. The violations were discovered during a routine inspection by CARB staff. This settlement was reached on July 15, 2020. An investigation by CARB showed that the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. vessel, MOL Creation, failed to operate on compliant fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters in 2019. CARB alleged one day of violation for a penalty of $10,000 per day. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, under CARB’s supervision, began operating in a compliant fashion. To settle the case, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. agreed to the $10,000.00 penalty for the violation and to comply with CARB regulations.