Stakeholders launch Aleutian Islands Waterways Safety Committee Workgroup

Stakeholders launch Aleutian Islands Waterways Safety Committee Workgroup
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Residents of Western Alaska have taken the next steps to establish an Aleutian Islands Waterways Safety Committee after a public meeting in Unalaska April 26. The committee will convene diverse waterway users to discuss and recommend safe navigational practices that complement existing regulatory requirements. “The waterways safety committee will provide a valuable and on-going...

Korean shipping company pleads guilty to illegal dumping

SEATTLE – STX Pan Ocean Co., Ltd., a South Korean shipping company pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Wash., to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by knowingly failing to maintain an accurate Garbage Record Book. The inaccuracy was a failure to record a dumping incident during which approximately six 55-gallon drums, 30 plastic lined rice sacks, and approximately...