Dec 102010

The port lifeboat fell after snap

Marshall Islands flagged Tanker Chem Faros lost its portside lifeboat while alongside in Hamburg, Germany during a class survey for newly installed limit switches. No-one was injured but the lifeboat was severely damaged.

At 0945 local time on 17 February 2010,  the Master ordered the Chief Mate and Safety officer to test vessel’s port side lifeboat due to the forthcoming class survey By DNV

They lowered the port lifeboat times and the results were satisfactory. However, during the DNV survey, on about at 1100 hrs local time, the lifeboat was launched but the brake failed and it fell into the sea.

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Georgian CE Gets Probation For Pollution

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Aug 232010

imageRALEIGH – United States Attorney George E B  Holding has announced that in federal court United States District Judge James C Dever III, sentenced VAJA SIKHARULIDZE, a citizen of Georgia, to one-year probation to include seven days of home detention, which reflected a sentence reduction based upon his substantial cooperation in the investigation.

A Criminal Information was filed on April 23, 2010. SIKHARULIDZE pled guilty on May 3, 2010 to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, APPS, in violation of Title 33, United States Code, Sections 1901, et. seq.

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