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Two Revolutionary New Methods Of Cleaning Up Oil Spills

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 10:11:00 AM

While oil spills are decreasing on the whole, ongoing challenges exist with limiting the damage caused to both marine and human life, and our environments. To address these challenges, there’s been an uptick in research focused on uncovering innovative, cost-effective technologies to improve oil spill clean-up methods and responses. Here are two... […]


Safety First - The Importance of Spill Drills

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 11:34:00 AM

The old adage of “safety first” is more true now than ever. The sharp increase in marine traffic has led regulatory agencies to require response drills and exercises that test the efficiency and safety of operations, as well as emergency response capabilities. […]


Safe Harbor Summer Meetings 2018

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Last week at our headquarters in North Kingstown, RI, the Safe Harbor team gathered for our annual Summer Meetings. With a packed agenda and discussions that balanced both looking back and projecting forward, the days were productive. Here’s a quick recap:   […]


What Is Subchapter M?

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 10:52:00 AM

On July 20, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published Subchapter M, which established inspection standards for towing vessels. Most towing vessel operators were required to obtain certificates of compliance under Subchapter M’s new mandates by July 20, 2018. With that deadline expiring a few weeks past, it’s important for all operators to ensure they... […]


Stable and Reliable: No Matter How Rough The Waters

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 4:04:58 PM

At Safe Harbor, the newest name in vessel pollution insurance is also the most experienced. With roughly 50 cumulative years of experience, Safe Harbor continues to offer the strongest and longest track record of combined expertise solely dedicated to the vessel pollution industry. […]


Important Oil Spill Statistics: Part II

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 8:43:00 AM

As a follow-up to our previous post, here’s Part II in our series about the marine industry’s most feared occurrence.   […]


How Much Do You Know About Punitive Damages In Maritime Law?

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 8:12:00 AM

The right to seek punitive damages might be diminishing in some areas of law, but such rights are only expected to continue expanding in the maritime industry. […]


5 Biggest Oil Spills In History

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 8:33:00 AM

The largest spills in history may be incidents you’ve never heard of. Here’s a quick look at the top five and the spill response efforts used in each: […]


The Fallout Of Nitta Kisen Kaisha

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 8:56:00 AM

A million dollars is not something many companies can afford to lose. As a recent Japanese cargo-vessel company discovered, there is a steep price to be paid for illegally discharging pollutants and covering up the activity. Here’s what happened: […]


The Steep Costs Of An Oil Spill (And Who Pays)

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 8:49:00 AM

Over $61 billion. That’s the estimate of how much the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cost BP when all was said and done. Granted, this number is shocking because it was one of the largest spills in history, and most spills are smaller with no impact and inconsequential costs. But those operating in the marine shipping industry shouldn’t be lulled into... […]


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