Taiwanese officials boarded the Iranian boxship Sarvin upon arrival at the port of Kaohsiung on Sunday (4 March) to issue a NT $1.5 million fine ($51,150), which has since been paid by its shipping agent.
The 41,971 deadweight tonne (dwt) Sarvin was caught releasing about 5 metric tonnes (mt) of waste fuel off the coast of Kaohsiung during 9 October 2017, according to Taipei Times.
A EU Sentinel-1 satellite initially captured images of a 60 kilometre (km) long pollution trail behind the vessel, leading to a multi-agency effort to track it down.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was asked to help analyse the image, while the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Harbor and Marine Technology Center identified the Sarvin through its automatic identification system.
Investigations lead to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) deciding to fine the vessel’s owner NT $1.5 million for contravening Article 29 of the Marine Pollution Control Act.
Published: 5 March, 2018
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.
Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.