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Ship owners to pay steep fines for endangering Omani waters
August 25, 2019 | 6:26 PM
by Times TV
 
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The owners of ships operating through Omani ports could face a fine of up to OMR5000 for each mistake that endangers Omani waters with pollutants.

This new decision has been revealed by the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Ministerial Decision 108/2019 contains the executive list for safety and the prevention of ocean pollution at Omani ports.

The law has set out a fine of OMR300 in the case that ship Captain permits onboard flammable or radioactive materials to be brought into the port, without proper storage.



For many of the other violations such as actually causing a spill or neglecting to outfit the vessel for handling dangerous waste, the law imposes a OMR5000 fine.



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