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Seafood processor fined for polluting Alaska waters

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The US Department of Justice announced that the federal court in Washington sentenced East West Seafoods company to pay $50,000 in fines, for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the Clean Water Act and the Refuse Act, by intentionally discharging oily bilge water into the ocean off Alaska, and then presenting false records to the USCG.

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EMSA’s CleanSeaNet helps to monitor shipwrecks off France

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On 22 December 2016, two supply ships owned by Maersk sank off Ushant, France and oil slicks, which could be the result of unpumpable residues, were observed in the area by French authorities. In order to monitor if the hulls were causing further pollution, the French authorities requested additional CleanSeaNet images over a period of two months, within a radius of 15 km around the wrecks’ positions.

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USCG authorizes transit plan for damaged tug

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US Coast Guard approved a transit plan for the tug Samson Mariner to head south for repairs in Seattle with an escort tug and both departed Ketchikan on 22 February. The vessel ran aground on 15 February and released approximately 1,100 gallons of fuel in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows, Alaska.

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Ruptured oil tanker causes spill

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According to the Indian Minister of Shipping, Coast Guard teams are responding to an oil spill which occurred after two vessels namely, M.T. BW MAPLE and M.T. DAWN KANCHIPURAM while crossing each other collided on 28th January, 2017 outside the Kamrajar harbour.

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