Coast Guard releases investigation of tuna boat sinking

Coast Guard releases investigation of tuna boat sinking
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard released the results of its investigation into the June 2010 sinking of the U.S. flagged Distant Water Tuna Fleet vessel Majestic Blue 2,100 miles southwest of Hawaii, Friday. The investigation revealed twenty-two crewmembers safely abandoned ship and were rescued by a sister ship but the master and chief engineer remain missing and presumed deceased. The investigation...

Vessel owner fined for illegally manning U.S. flagged vessels with foreign officers

Vessel owner fined for illegally manning U.S. flagged vessels with foreign officers
APRA HARBOR, Guam — Coast Guard Sector Guam has levied fines against the South Pacific Tuna Corporation for eight separate violations of Title 46 United States Code, Section 8304 for using unlicensed foreign personnel to illegally fill the roles of chief mate and chief engineer on U.S. flagged vessels. Crewmembers from Sector Guam determined in March 2012 that the violations had taken place on five...