Owner, OOW Fined For Bonking Birka

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Oct 182010

Hendrik Sr

The Owners and Officer of the Watch OOW of a UK Registered fishing vessel Hendrik Sr have been fined a total of £3,500 and ordered to pay costs of  £9,328.50 at Folkestone Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to several offences following a collision in the Vlieland Straits Traffic Separation Scheme, TSS, on the 8th December 2008.

In the early hours of Monday 8th December 2008 the UK registered fishing Hendrik Sr was travelling within the Traffic Separation Scheme off Vieland, Netherlands, in international waters. Hendrik Sr was travelling across the TSS while a Finnish registered cargo vessel, Birka Exporter, was travelling in the correct direction within the TSS.

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