The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit six months ago accusing the pilot and the owner of the Cosco Busan of breaking environmental laws when the ship struck a bridge support and spilled 53,000 gallons of toxic oil.
In legal papers filed Thursday, Hong Kong-based ship owner Regal Stone argues that the episode was caused by what it called the gross negligence and willful misconduct of the United States.
The company says the government should not have granted Capt. John Cota licenses because he was not medically fit for duty. (Full Story)
by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning statements made by the IMO’s top adviser, Matthew Sommerville,...
by Aaron Sheldrick (Reuters) – MV Wakashio, the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters, diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping...
August 21, 2020
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