Coast Guard suspends mariner’s license for negligence, violations of vessel regulations

Coast Guard suspends mariner's license for negligence, violations of vessel regulations
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River personnel suspended the merchant mariner’s license of Richard Chesbrough of Salem March 4, for violating Coast Guard regulations governing small commercial passenger vessel operations and for negligence after the commandant of the Coast Guard affirmed the orders of an administrative law judge. Chesbrough received a four-month suspension and an...

Federal judge approves civil settlement between Coast Guard and tug operator

Federal judge approves civil settlement between Coast Guard and tug operator
SEATTLE — A Federal Administrative Law Judge approved a settlement, Tuesday, between the Coast Guard and the operator of the tug Shannon, resulting in a two month suspension of Merchant Mariner’s Credentials, mandatory attendance at a Washington State accepted anger management class, and a 24-month probationary period. The Coast Guard found the operator of the Shannon to have directly endangered...

Coast Guard announces administrative law process improvements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday two improvements made to the administrative law process that provide a toll-free call center at the administrative law judge docketing center and greater access to hearing transcripts. The administrative law judge docketing center created a toll-free call center to assist parties in filing documents and understanding the process used in adjudicating...