Enforcement of North American Emission Control Area (“ECA”) Effective August 1, 2012

USCG/EPA to commence enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI fuel oil standards for vessels operating in the North American Emission Control Area (“ECA”) as of August 1, 2012. The enforcement of these regulations will present unprecedented challenges to Owners and Operators of vessels travelling to and from the U.S. Our client alert on this new enforcement regime can be accessed by clicking here. If you have any inquiries, please contact Thomas Russo, William Pallas, Michael Fernandez or Daniel Fitzgerald.