Coast Guard Spots Fuel Slick in Boat Search
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Transport Canada, the Federal Government Department of Canada, now recognizes Type Approval Certificates for structural fire protection products on ships and offshore installations by Germanischer Lloyd.
WASHINGTON, DC, 22 August – FOUR whistle-blowing crewmen have been rewarded a total of $500,000 as their employer and a fellow seafarer were sentenced in an oil-dumping case. Kassian Maritime Navigation has been sentenced, as previously agreed, to pay $1.3M in fines and fees after pleading guilty to oil-dumping related charges in a Florida federal court. Additionally, Second Assistant Engineer Spyridon Markou of the Maltese-flagged bulker North Princess (IMO 9123128) was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. The formal pleas were entered on 16 August and the judge imposed the plea-bargained fines and fees on the Piraeus-based company and its employee. The plea agreement was struck in July and was based on a 20 November 2006 call at the port of Jacksonville, where an inspecting USCG team discovered evidence of unrecorded oil dumping – based on tips from four crewmen. The 70,164-dwt ship’s wiper and cook were each awarded $230,000, and two third engineers were each awarded $20,000 for tipping the inspectors. Under the plea deal, Kassian pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships – a law that allows for paying rewards to whistle-blowers of up to half the amount of the fine.