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Update Volume 2020/39 Increase of penalties and fines for pollution in California

Published on 28 december 2020

As of January 1 2021, the penalties and fines for damages resulting from oil pollution from ships in the waters of the State of California will increase.

Several already existing fines will be increased to a maximum of USD per violation and each day or part of that day on which the violation occurs will be considered as a separate violation. In addition, the courts have received the authority to impose a new fine of up to USD 1.000 per gallon of spilled oil above 1.000 gallons.

NNPC’s P&I cover already includes a separate cover for oil pollution damage. This cover has a limit of USD per vessel and will remain in place unchanged.

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