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White Paper: Compliance of Oily Water Discharge

Oily water discharge from vessels has been governed by strict legislation since 1973. Yet, over 40 years later the use of magic pipes, that allow polluted waste liquids to be directly discharged overboard continues, despite of the risk of huge fines and even imprisonment should the operators be caught. This is largely due to the pressure on operators and crews to reduce costs.

As digitalization gathers momentum in the maritime and oil and gas industries, adoption of technology in the shipping sector has traditionally been slow and driven more by regulation than innovation and has suffered consequently.

However, there are ways for companies to eliminate unnecessary exposure and ensure risk aversion with the adoption of integrated smart technologies to ensure automated, tamper-resistant compliance. Rivertrace has published a white paper to discuss the issues and explain how environmental performance does not need to mean costly operational maintenance procedures. Proven and stable advancements in Smart technologies can almost entirely eliminate the risk of non-compliant oily water discharge.

Ensuring compliance of Oily Water Discharge through Smart Technology innovations

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