Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has responded to news that an Italian captain onboard its vessel, MSC Poh Lin, has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of cocaine trafficking linked to the mafia.
MSC Poh Lin arrived in Gioia Tauro from South America last week.
“MSC confirms that it is fully assisting authorities with the appropriate enquiries, in line with its strict Code of Conduct, and stresses that the company is strongly opposed to any illegal transportation activity,” the Geneva-headquartered line said in a rare release.
The court has now formally released the vessel MSC Poh Lin, following confirmation of no wrongdoing by MSC. Once all containers have been fully inspected, cargo will be freed for onward transit from Gioia Tauro. splash247.com/coc...
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Liberia shipping company indicted in U.S. environmental conspiracy
A U.S. federal grand jury in Charleston indicted a Liberia shipping company, a corporate vessel owner and three engineering officers on Friday in connection with a longstanding environmental conspiracy investigation dating back to last August.
The charges relate to an August, 2015 case when a Liberian-flagged chemical tanker, the T/V Green Sky, entered the Port of North Charleston on the eastern coast of South Carolina. At the time, members of the vessel allegedly told U.S. Coast Guard officials that they had been ordered to bypass the ship's oil water separator on several occasions. The API separator is a device that is designated to break apart oil and other suspended solids from wastewater to help remove detrimental chemical compounds in the case of an oil spill.
According to court filings, Aegean Shipping Management of Liberia, the ship's management company and the engineering officers aboard the vessel, violated international laws by illegally discharging oil and space bilge water from the tanker. As parties to the MARPOL treaty, vessels in the U.S. and Liberia are required to record all discharges in their ship's oil book. On Friday, the shipping company and the officers were charged with obstruction, conspiracy and falsifying records by providing inaccurate information in the oil book. www.investing.com...
The St Peter Port Lifeboat launched to assist the “Amy Blue” on July 15, 2016. At 04.36 a.m. the Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the fishing vessel asking for assistance after it suffered a total power failure approximately 3 miles North of Sark. The "Spirit of Guernsey" departed St Peter Port at 05.05 a.m. and located the “Amy Blue” at 05.21 a.m. After attaching a towline to the casualty at 05.30 a.m. the lifeboat returned to St Peter Port with the "Amy Blue" in tow arriving at 06.50 a.m.
On July 15, 2016, the "Daniel K.", loaded with 4,000 tons of paper pulp, ran aground in the Eo estuary at Figueras. The ship had loaded the cargo at the paper pulp factory Ence in Navia. Around 1.30 p.m. during manoevers in the navigation channel of Ribadeo, it got stuck in the sand. Despite attempts to get off, the ship finally had to wait for the next high tide, 12 hours later, when two tugs pulled the ship off. The salvage Operation started one hour before high tide at noon yesterday involving the "F. Jaureguizar" of the Gondán Figueirense shipyard and the "Sertosa 23", based in San Ciprian (Lugo). The salvage was not very complex," but went on for about three 45 minutes. At 1.45 p.m. the ship passed the bridge of Santos, bound to Ceuta, ETA July 18. The "Daniel K" joined the list of vessels stranded in the estuary, the last being the "Kelly C" on Aug 24, 2015.
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