Judge issues ruling for Coast Guard, suspends captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential

Judge issues ruling for Coast Guard, suspends captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential
PORTLAND, Ore. — An administrative law judge suspended the merchant mariner credential of the master of the Portland Spirit Monday, following an investigation by members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland into an incident that occurred on the Willamette River, Oct. 29, 2017. The Honorable George Jordan, Coast Guard administrative law judge for this case, found in favor of the allegations...

Judge issues ruling for the Coast Guard and suspends local Captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential

Judge issues ruling for the Coast Guard and suspends local Captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential
USCG File Photo PORTLAND, Ore. — An administrative law judge decided that U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland proved its case against the captain of the Portland Spirit and suspended his Merchant Mariner Credentials Tuesday, in response to an incident that occurred on the Columbia River, Aug. 1, 2015. Lowell Gillespie Jr. was found to have violated Rule 8 of the Inland Rules of Navigation,...