Seatrade Groningen B.V. Settlement
Seatrade Groningen B.V. Settles Ocean-Going Vessels Fuels Regulation Violation For $22,500
Seatrade Groningen B.V., paid $22,500 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 June 12, 2020. An investigation by CARB showed that the Seatrade Groningen B.V. vessel, Comoros Stream, failed to operate on compliant fuel upon entry into Regulated California Waters in 2019. CARB alleged three days of violations for a penalty of $7,500 per day. Seatrade Groningen B.V. took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, under CARB’s supervision, began operating in a compliant fashion. To settle the case, Seatrade Groningen B.V. agreed to the $22,500 penalty for the violations and to comply with CARB regulations.