Two shipping companies convicted of illegal oil discharges into Texas port waters

By |2019-05-20T21:05:49+06:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, EPA, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Pollution, Texas|

Avin International LTD and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, two Greek shipping companies, pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont to illegally dumping oil into Texas port waters. During initial investigations, Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises made material false statements to the Coast Guard about the oil discharges. As of November 27, 2018, both companies [...]

Decline in reportable accidents in maritime industry

By |2018-10-10T01:22:14+06:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Health & Safety, Maritime|

Improved reporting results in maritime operations since 1995 The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis prepared a safety report showing a decline in reportable maritime incidents. From 2016 to 2017, there was a 24% decline in towing vessel incidents. In 2016, there were 1,231 reportable towing vessel incidents, compared to 934 in 2017. [...]

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