Coast Guard issues fine for unauthorized ballast water discharge in Willamette River

Coast Guard issues fine for unauthorized ballast water discharge in Willamette River
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to the owners of a foreign freight vessel for unauthorized ballast water discharge into the Willamette River in Portland, August 16. During a routine port state control ballast water examination on the 590-foot bulk freighter ANSAC Moon Bear, marine inspectors, from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, discovered that the vessel had discharged...