Monthly Archives: December 2017

CATCHING A “PAPER CAPTAIN”

The new Coast Guard cutter Oliver Berry recently completed a 10-day patrol of the U.S. EEZ off Hawaii, conducting six boardings off U.S.-flagged longliners and issuing eight citations. The enforcement patrol followed in the wake of the grounding of the U.S.-flagged longliner Pacific Paradise off Waikiki, which required a challenging two-month salvage operation. The enforcement effort is part of …

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S. KOREA SEIZES CHINESE TANKER FOR SANCTIONS-BUSTING

29 DEC 2017 On Friday, South Korean authorities announced that they have seized the product tanker Lighthouse Winmore for allegedly violating UN prohibitions on ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean vessels. The Chinese-owned Winmore – allegedly operating under charter to Taiwan-based Billions Bunker Group – loaded 14,000 tons of petroleum product at the South Korean port of Yeosu …

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