Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. Settlement
Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. Settles For $7,000
In November 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. (SSM), with its principal location in Canada, for the company’s violation of the Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline (Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation) as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2299.2, and title 17, section 93118.2.
Following a self-reported bunkering mistake and follow up attempts at mitigating the effects of this error, and subsequent investigation conducted by SSM and CARB staff, it was revealed that the SSM vessel, YM Worth, failed to operate on compliant fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters in 2023. CARB alleged two days of violation for a penalty of $7,000 under Health and Safety Code section 39674. SSM took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, under CARB’s supervision, began operating in compliance.
To settle the case, SSM agreed to the total penalty amount for the violation. 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. SSM agreed to comply with CARB regulations going forward.