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Clean Marine Group:
the MARPOL Port Reception Facility of the Bahamas

Clean Marine Limited operates to protect the marine environment, by collecting and processing waste oils, oily mixtures, ballast water, effluent and other waste streams from the normal operation of Ships under Annexes I, II, IV and VI MARPOL 73/78 (Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 as modified by the protocol of 1978).

Working with the International Maritime Organisation

the IMO


Ships are met either by road tanker or barge and all ships slops, tank washings, ballast water, effluent and oily wastes are offloaded.


Once removed from the ship, the waste is tested for its composition and an appropriate course of treatment chosen.


Resulting outputs include commodity standard IFO180 oil, decanted sludge and potable water for re-use.

Process breakdown

Full details of our planned facility to service the Bahamas, 

USA East Coast and the Wider Caribbean will be published in Q4 2019

MARPOL Licensed Operator

Clean Marine Group has secured the Grand Bahama Port Authority License to operate a MARPOL port reception Facility in Freeport Harbour, Bahamas.


Our Plant has emissions below the world’s most stringent environmental levels, with 97% of the oil recovered being recycled and 100% of the waste water being recovered to a potable state.

A Green Facility

At 100ft Freeport is the deepest Harbour on the Eastern Seaboard and capable of docking Post-Panamax III ships and VLCCs.

The deepest harbour

Bahamas Map

Our Recovery Plant

Our Hydrocarbon Recovery Plant and tank farm will have capacity to process 120,000 tons of oily waste per annum.

Full details of our planned facility to service the Bahamas, USA East Coast and the Wider Caribbean will be published in September 2019

Recent News

MST Fined $3.2m for MARPOL Violation

German company MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST) pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and one count of obstruction of justice for using falsified log books to hide intentional discharges of oily bilge waste occurring over a nine-month period, during which the ship regularly made port calls in Portland, Maine. 

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Oil spill reported at Port of Spain, Trinidad

On 12th March, the NGO Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) reported an oil spill at the Port of Port of Spain, in Trinidad. The NGO said that when it visited the area, there was a dense concentration of oil around the Port of Spain Harbour near to an industrial barge. Trinidad's government pledged that the company responsible for the spill will be held responsible for all clean-up costs.

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d’Amico to pay $4 million fine for pollution

According to the US Department of Justice, d'Amico, Italian shipping company, is called to pay $4 million for Concealment of pollution from one of its vessels. In the meantime, the shipping company will be placed on probation for four years after violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships in the US.

ABS launches 2019 best practices for operations of BWMS

Key takeaways from the report are; 

  • the importance of advance planning to help mitigate cost
  • incorporating ship-specific contingency measures to avoid in-service downtime and financial penalties
  • monitoring data and operational trends to better understand system design limitations
  • Working with the vendor after-sales global support is important to achieve uninterrupted system operations.
Pollution Judgement

Nederland Shipping Corporation, Chief Engineer face pollution charges

A federal grand jury in Wilmington, Delaware, returned a six-count indictment on April 23, charging Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Nederland Shipping Corporation, and Chief Engineer Vasileios Mazarakis with failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering, the US Justice Department announced.

Carnival Fined $20m for MARPOL Violation

The world’s largest cruise operator Carnival Corp pleaded guilty to six charges of violating probation running for five years from April 2017. The violations cited on Monday June 3rd were for falsifying training records, communicating with the US Coast Guard through a back channel, failing to give enough authority to the company’s environmental compliance officer, rushing to clean up ships ahead of visits by a court-appointed monitor, continuing to clean up ships ahead of auditor visits after the court ordered a stop to the practice, and dumping food waste mixed with plastic into Bahamian waters.

Clean Marine Group in $3m Raise

Clean Marine Group is delighted to announce that it has been approved for a $3m Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan will co-finance the expansion that will quadruple the size of our port reception and waste treatment facility - the first of its kind in the Caribbean. In the words of the IDB it will "provide significant environmental and health benefits to the populations that reside in, or depend on, ocean-related activities for their well-being in the Bahamas, as well as the all other Caribbean countries that are affected by the improper disposal of marine waste and pollutants that are dumped into the ocean." CMG will also receive $1.5m in counterpart funding from the government to help finance the expansion of a business model that aims to bring the Caribbean shipping industry into compliance with international anti-pollution conventions

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