A Canadian businessman as well as his company have pleaded guilty regarding charges that they transferred technical details about a US Navy undersea submarine rescue vehicle to China. This was done as an effort to sell versions to the Chinese navy, according to US court records.
US authorities criminally charged climate change protesters for shutting down the largest US energy-export port for a day by dangling from a bridge. The protest organized by Greenpeace closed part of the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday.
The Republic of Cyprus issued an Order in 1974 declaring the ports of Famagusta, Karavostasi and Kyrenia, in Northern Cyprus, closed to all vessels. This means if a vessel is found to have called to, or drifted into waters of, one of these ports, it can expect to face penalties in next calls to any of the open ports.
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has blacklisted a large ‘oil-for-terror’ shipping network that is directed by and financially supports the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).
The owner of the Istanbul-based Ramor Group was sentenced in Federal District Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to 27 months imprisonment in connection with his conviction for conspiracy to violate US sanctions by exporting specialized marine equipment from the US to Iran between 2013 to 2015.
On August 28 authorities arrested a US Coast Guard member, and then sent him to San Diego, in which he will be waiting for court-martial proceedings, as he faces charges for allegedly killing a fellow seaman in Alaska. He is now waiting for an Article 32 hearing, which will decide if there is enough evidence for the arrested man to stand trial during a court-martial.
US Coast Guard Sector San Francisco investigators carried out an operation with local law enforcement throughout the course of a week, in order to terminate unlicensed and illegal charter boat operations in Lake Tahoe. Over 150 vessels were boarded, while Six illegal charter boats were discovered, cited, and terminated due to violations.
US Attorney Gretchen Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that two Greek Shipping companies have been convicted and sentenced for various pollution, record-keeping, and obstruction of justice crimes. The defendants’ conduct included using fuel that surpassed the maximum allowable sulfur concentration in the US Caribbean Emission Control Area
The Captain of the Philippines-flagged general cargo ship ‘Thorco Lineage’, which ran aground in French Polynesia in June 2018, has received a final conviction after initially appealing the sentence. The captain was sentenced for failing to communicate the engine failure.
The Government of Canada has introduced several measures to address the risks endangered whales face from both marine and fishing activity. For this reason, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the department has fined a vessel for alleged non-compliance of a temporary mandatory speed restriction.
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