Sulfur violators to get jail time in Hong Kong

Ship masters or shipowners who violate the sulfur regulations in Hong Kong can now look forward to a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine of USD 25,700, reports Sustainable Shipping.

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Carriers that fail to comply with Hong Kong's sulfur emission regulations, as stipulated by the port authorities, can now look forward to a very tangible penalty.

Starting July 1st, sulfur violators can receive up to six months in jail and a penalty of USD 25,700, corresponding to HKD 200,000, according to Sustainable Shipping.

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