EPA mandates the use of EALs in all oil-to-sea interfaces

On 29th March 2013, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). The VGP, which applies to all US waters, will become effective on December 19, 2013 (when the current permit expires). The new VGP states that “All vessels must use an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)… Read more »

2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced late yesterday that “EPA will not be issuing the VGP today, Friday March 15. EPA expects to issue the VGP shortly.” We will keep you up to date with any further announcements.

Green Ship Technology Conference

Hamburg, March 2013: Peter Vickers, Chairman and Managing Director of Vickers Oil, was invited to make a presentation at GST’13, in Hamburg recently.

SMM India

We will be exhibiting at the forthcoming SMM India exhibition alongside our agent, Arico Marine Consultants. The exhibition starts on the 4th April and runs to the 6th April. We will be in Hall V on Stand D100

EU Gateway programme – Japan

Vickers Oils were recently invited to participate in the Environmental and Energy Related Technologies Business Mission to Tokyo, Japan, organised by the EU Gateway Programme during February 2013.