Northstar Ship Management Ltd. Settlement
Northstar Ship Management Ltd. Settles For $13,000
In May 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Northstar Ship Management Ltd. (NSS), with its principal location in Hong Kong, 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 NSS vessel Sunrise Dragon, failed to operate on compliant fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters in 2023. CARB alleged two days of violation for a penalty of $13,000 under Health and Safety Code section 39674. NSS took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, under CARB’s supervision, began operating in compliance.
To settle the case, NSS agreed to the total penalty amount 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. NSS agreed to comply with CARB regulations going forward.