August marks 30 years since the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90) came into force on the back of the Exxon Valdez disaster. This month has also been a dire one for shipping in the headlines what with the Beirut port explosion and the grounding of a bulk carrier off Mauritius.
What unfolded in the Lebanese capital in particular paints shipping in a bad light - highlighting the industry’s brass plaque opaqueness. The ship that brought explosive ammonia nitrate into Beirut was owned via a com...
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