California Senate Committee passes bill improving safety of harbour vessel emissions regulation

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Captain of pollution case tanker PS Dream could get prison term

While two whistleblowers in a recent tanker pollution case could could be awarded up to $500,000, the vessel’s captain could face imprisonment. As we reported earlier, last month two related companies that operated the motor tanker PS Dream – Prive Overseas Marine LLC and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret – pleaded guilty to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice related to the falsification of the tanker’s Oil Record Book,...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/captain-of-pollution-case-tanker-ps-dream-could-get-prison-term/

Commandant testifies on USCG efforts to address sexual assault and harassment

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan is not getting wholly rave reviews following her testimony at a hearing entitled “Coast Guard Oversight: Sexual Assault and Harassment,” held Tuesday before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).

You can see video of part of the hearing below (the full hearing is available on C-Span)

A focus of the hearing was Operation Fouled Anchor (OFA), a sprawling, years-long...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/commandant-testifies-on-uscg-efforts-to-address-sexual-assault-and-harassment/

Michigan trucker gets 10 years in prison for setting semi-trailer fires

A Michigan truck driver who was found guilty of setting Swift Transportation equipment on fire as part of a personal vendetta against the company has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison.

Viorel Pricop, 66, of Allen Park, was sentenced Friday to 10 years and one month in prison for setting six semi-trailers ablaze in California’s Inland Empire region and High Desert during a 10-month span. Judge Sunshine S. Sykes of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/michigan-trucker-gets-10-years-in-prison-for-setting-semi-trailer-fires

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