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.
A skipper has been fined $1,688 after speeding and grounding the passenger ferry ‘City Cat’ in New Zealand. The ferry grounded at 17 knots, in a 5 knot area, on a rock at Karaka Bay on 16 April 2017. Maritime NZ informed the skipper did not have the correct navigational charts, did not maintain proper look-out and had repeatedly traveled at excessive speed prior to the grounding.
A French cruise company and ship’s Master have been fined $70,000 and $30,000 respectively for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone following the 9 January 2017 grounding of the cruise ship L’Austral on an uncharted rock at the Snares Islands.
The skipper of the fishing boat ‘Lady Sarah’ pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 by New Zealand’s Christchurch District Court, after the vessel ran aground on Kaitorete Spit near the entrance to Lake Ellesmere, back in December 2016, due to improper look-out, leading to the vessel’s total loss.
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- Loss Prevention
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