Coast Guard completes ballast water violation investigation, initiates civil penalty

Coast Guard completes ballast water violation investigation, initiates civil penalty
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, after an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, initiated civil penalty proceedings against the operator, Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, of the bulk carrier Vega Mars, Feb. 2, 2017. Investigators found that around Jan. 29, 2017, while moored in Tacoma, ballast water was discharged from the vessel without the use of a Coast Guard approved ballast water...

Coast Guard detains foreign vessel in port of Tacoma due to safety deficiencies

Coast Guard detains foreign vessel in port of Tacoma due to safety deficiencies
This undated photo shows the motor vessel Rena, detained in the Port of Tacoma by the Coast Guard due to safety deficiencies Sept. 24, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound) SEATTLE – The Coast Guard detained the motor vessel Rena in the Port of Tacoma, Thursday, due to safety deficiencies. The vessel will be required to remain in port until the deficiencies are...

Coast Guard detains container ship in Seattle

Coast Guard detains container ship in Seattle
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel detained the container ship MOL Precision in Seattle, Thursday. Port State Control officers, from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, discovered several significant violations during a port state control exam of the Panamanian-flagged ship, which will remain in Sector Puget Sound’s Captain of the Port zone until the violations are corrected. Violations included...