US federal Court of New Orleans charged chief engineer and owners of the ship MV Joanna (Bulk Carrier) for tamper with Oil discharge monitoring system and oil record book as well. As per the finding of United States Coast Guard, the sensor for the oil content was bypassed by a metal plate. This way sensor was only able to detect clean water, and will not detect the dirty water which is going overboard while pumping out. This is clear violation of MARPOL. Also there were values in oil record book which were falsified. Oil record book is an official and internationally accepted document for recording any kind of operation related to oil on ship. Inspection by USCG carried out on March 11, 2021.
Being married to a sailor is like being in a long distance relationship for most of your life. I would be lying if I say it’s easy. And then people around you and society have several questions; surprised/shocked at how our life functions. I get to hear things like – why did you choose to […]
Year 2020 has been a nightmare for everyone, for cruise industry for sure. As we know that cruise lines all around the globe have suspended their operations. The suspension can last very long, considering the overall global lockdown condition is there. Shutting down a business for even a day costs money, and here we are […]
Tadeusz Nowicki was sailing in his yacht near Bali when 10 armed pirates boarded the yacht and robbed everything. Following items were stolen like passport, Radio, Food, Fuel and even steering wheel was taken off by the pirates. And was left to die, without food and water. Tadeusz was able to activate emergency positioning indicating […]