The Japan Coast Guard has recommended negligent homicide charges for the USS Fitzgerald’s officer of the deck and the ACX Crystal’s second officer, following the fatal collision on 17 June 2017, about 60 miles southwest off Yokosuka, which caused death of seven sailors.
The Rotterdam District Court sentenced, under EU Waste Shipment Regulation, the shipping company Seatrade for illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of South Asia. This was the first time a European shipping company was held criminally liable for having sold vessels for scrap to substandard shipbreaking yards in India and Bangladesh.
In the People vs. Arctic oil climate lawsuit, the Norwegian State was sued for violating the Norwegian Constitution’s environmental Article number 112 for opening up a vast new area for oil and gas drilling in the Norwegian Arctic. Greenpeace and Nature and Youth will challenge the judgement by taking the legal battle directly to the Supreme Court.
The provincial court of British Columbia in Canada decided to charge a Greek shipping company, accusing it of operating a ship that spilled litres of fuel in Vancouver’s English Bay. According to the court the company will be prosecuted regardless of whether it participates in the legal proceedings.
The Italian shipping company, RBD Armantori, located in Naples, has been officially declared bankrupt by the Court of Torre Annunziata, earlier this week. Armantori tried to create a rescue plan. Such a thing did not happen and as a result, there weren’t the necessary requirements for the company to be saved.
Namely, Greenpeace and Nature and Youth sued the Norwegian government, saying that its acts are unconstitutional and do not comply with the Paris Agreement, in which Norway participates. Greenpeace will now decide whether or not to appeal the court’s decision.
The South Korean Supreme Court sentenced the former CEO of DSME to nine years in prison, Sunday, on charges of fraud totaling USD4.69 billion. Mr. Ko Jae-ho orchestrated the shipbuilder’s financial statements and plans for the fiscal year from 2013 and 2014, to cover up mounting deficits.
LNG terminal operator Klaipėdos Nafta, announced that the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm has resolved a dispute between the company and the Latvian company AS BMGS, in a case regarding the construction of the KN LNG terminal.
The Seychellois Attorney General informed on 18 December, that the six Somali nationals apprehended by the crew of EU NAVFOR flagship ‘ITS Virginio Fasan’ have been charged with ‘committing an act of piracy’ and ‘attempting an act of piracy’ in the Indian Ocean.
A fisherman with over 40 years experience has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years after pleading guilty to offences under the UK Merchant Shipping Act, for running aground his fishing vessel at Mountbatten Breakwater. District Judge said that alcohol affect the fisherman’s actions.
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- Cyber Security
LR, BLOC to create maritime blockchain lab23/03/2018
Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships23/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Largest salvage company created in Mediterranean23/03/2018
Fire-damaged 'Maersk Honam' will be towed to Jebel Ali23/03/2018
Port of Rotterdam builds Container Exchange Route23/03/2018