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Pollution Claims

Navigating Stricter Pollution Controls in Georgia

The global focus on environmental protection is leading to increasingly stringent pollution regulations, and Georgia is no exception. Ship owners and operators navigating Georgian waters need to be aware of these stricter controls to avoid costly fines.

Understanding Georgia's Pollution Control Landscape:

  • Significant Fines: Be prepared for substantial penalties. Fines for sea pollution start at a minimum of 65,000 GEL (approximately $25,000 USD).

  • Broad Definition of Pollution: Accidental spills aren't the only concern. Discharging sewage waters, hydraulic oil, black smoke from exhaust pipes, and even rusty ballast water can all be considered pollution offenses.

  • Administrative Infringements: Pollution cases in Georgia are settled under the Code of Administrative Infringements, which streamlines the process but necessitates swift and informed action.

How We Can Help You:

At GEOMAR, we are your trusted partner in navigating these stricter regulations. Our team of experts in Georgia is here to support you in every aspect:

  • Master's Consultation: Our correspondents are readily available to advise and guide your ship's Captain regarding pollution regulations and best practices.

  • Prompt Case Management: In the unfortunate event of a pollution incident, we can handle the case efficiently, ensuring your rights are protected and minimizing disruption to your operations.

  • Preventive Measures: Proactive is always better than reactive. Our staff can provide you with timely updates and resources to help you stay ahead of the curve and avoid pollution incidents entirely.

Benefits of Working with Us:

  • Reduced Fines: Our guidance and support can help you avoid costly penalties associated with pollution violations.

  • Streamlined Processes: We can expedite case management, minimizing downtime and ensuring a smooth resolution.

  • Up-to-Date Information: With our ongoing support, you'll always be informed about the latest regulations and best practices.

  • Peace of Mind: Operate with confidence knowing you have a reliable partner by your side, ready to assist you in adhering to environmental regulations.

Contact GEOMAR today and ensure a compliant and environmentally responsible voyage through Georgian waters.

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