Friday, February 7, 2014
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Maritime News

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Sues Shipbuilder after MOL Comfort Loss, Insurance Claims Set to Spiral

Japan’s MOL has begun legal action against the shipbuilder of the ill-fated 8,100 teu MOL Comfort, which sank in July last year.

February 7, 2014
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Monday, January 20, 2014
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Traces of Blood Indicate Foul Play in Case of Missing Sailor

Ukrainian sailor Igor Yavorskyy, Chief Mate on board the bulk carrier M/V Ocean Lion was last seen on Friday evening when the ship’s captain ordered him to investigate an incident...

January 20, 2014
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Monday, December 16, 2013
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Vinashin Executives Sentenced to Death

A court in Vietnam sentenced two former executives of a state-owned shipping firm to death on Monday for embezzlement, an unusual harsh sentence in a communist country where prosecutions of top officials are rare.

December 16, 2013
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Vinalines Executives

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for two former Vietnam National Shipping Lines executives who went on trial yesterday for embezzlement as the government seeks to...

December 13, 2013
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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“Fat Leonard” Deemed Flight Risk by U.S. District Judge

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — A Singapore-based contractor accused of bribing U.S. Navy commanders with cash and prostitutes must be held without bail because of the risk he might try to...

November 26, 2013
Total Views: 30

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Last of Somali Pirates Sentenced for Murdering American Sailors

By Gary Robertson NORFOLK, Va., Nov 14 (Reuters) – The last of the Somali pirates convicted of killing four Americans aboard a yacht sailing off the Horn of Africa in...

November 14, 2013
Total Views: 19

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Unenforceable as Dutch Hope to Free Greenpeace Activists

The Netherlands asked an international court on Wednesday to order Russia to release 30 people detained during a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic at a tribunal Moscow refused to attend.

November 6, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
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Sierra Leone Files Official Protest Against India’s Illegal Detainment of Vessel Crew

In protest against the Indian government’s detainment of 33 sailors from the AdvanFort-chartered maritime security vessel Seaman Guard OHIO, the Sierra Leone ship registry has filed an official complaint today....

October 25, 2013
Total Views: 38

Saturday, October 19, 2013
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India Charges 33 Aboard Armed U.S. “Anti-Piracy” Ship

By Anupama Chandrasekaran CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (Reuters) – India has charged 33 men aboard an armed ship operated by a U.S. maritime security firm for failing to produce papers...

October 19, 2013
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Friday, August 9, 2013
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Diana Shipping and Shipboard Engineers Convicted in “Magic Pipe” Case

Chief Engineer Ioannis Prokakis and 2nd Engineer Antonios Boumpoutelos, both Greek citizens, along with their employer, Diana Shipping Services S.A., were judged guilty yesterday in a U.S. district court on...

August 9, 2013
Total Views: 30

Monday, August 5, 2013
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T-Minus 2 Weeks: USCG Responds To ILO Maritime Labour Convention

By Captain Richard Madden Just weeks before the August 20th implementation of the sweeping Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006) from the International Labor Organization, the United States Coast Guard finally...

August 5, 2013
Total Views: 28

Friday, July 26, 2013
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Greek Shipowner Jailed Pending Money Laundering Trial

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS, July 26 (Reuters) – Greek shipowner Victor Restis has been imprisoned pending trial on money laundering and embezzlement charges, court officials said on Friday, making him...

July 26, 2013
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Columbia Shipmanagement Fined $10.4 Million for Oil Pollution at Sea Violations [UDPATE]

Note: This article has been reposted from March 22, 2013, with an update that the sentence was handed down yesterday, July 23, 2013.  Shipping firms Columbia Shipmanagement GmbH (CSM-D) and...

July 24, 2013
Total Views: 216

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Greek Shipowner Victor Restis Arrested Over Suspicious Bank Loans

UPDATE: Greek shipowner Victor Restis was arrested on charges of money laundering and embezzlement on Tuesday, becoming one of just a few prominent businessmen to be detained by police since Greece sank into crisis.

July 23, 2013
Total Views: 26

Saturday, July 20, 2013
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Five People Sentenced To Jail For Costa Concordia Disaster

By Silvia Ognibene and Naomi O’Leary ROME, July 20 (Reuters) – Four Costa Concordia crew members and a company official were sentenced to jail in Italy on Saturday for their...

July 20, 2013
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Costa Concordia Trial Resumes, Schettino “Not the Only One to Blame”

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, was not the only one to blame for a disaster off Italy last year in which 32 people died, his lawyers said at his trial on Wednesday.

July 17, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bulk Trade-Off: Blood for Money in Indonesia

On February 17th of this year, the Harita Bauxite sank off Cape Balinao in the South China Sea. Of the twenty-four men aboard, only nine survived. The sea can be...

May 23, 2013
Total Views: 100

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Schettino Plea Bargain Rejected, Captain of Costa Concordia will Head to Trial

Captain Francesco Schettino will stand trial on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.

May 14, 2013
Total Views: 42

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hansen and HMS Bounty Organization Sued for $90 Million

The official USCG and NTSB reports on the sinking of Bounty aren’t out yet. Even so, the lawyers for Claudene Christian’s mother (also named Claudene) felt they had more than...

May 12, 2013
Total Views: 172

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

U.S. Court Dismisses Hawaii Jones Act Claims

A federal court in Hawaii has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the effectiveness of the Jones Act in the island state.

April 30, 2013
Total Views: 18