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  • Three sentenced, two more plead guilty in USCG...

    Additional defendants are continuing to plead guilty while the first of the defendants have now been sentenced in a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. Since filing an indictment in November 2020, 21 defendants have been convicted in the case brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

     

  • Three sentenced, two more plead guilty in USCG...

    Additional defendants are continuing to plead guilty while the first of the defendants have now been sentenced in a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. Since filing an indictment in November 2020, 21 defendants have been convicted in the case brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

     

  • Croatian Police seize $72M in cocaine as...

    Croatian police in cooperation with customs authorities announced their third major seizure of cocaine this year arriving at the port of Ploce smuggled inside containers arriving from South America. Croatian officials said that smugglers appear to be targeting the ports of Southern Europe in response to increased enforcement efforts across Europe.

     

  • Senators introduce act to compel CDC to restore U...

    The efforts to pressure the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move forward with the restoration of cruises sailing from U.S. ports continued with three U.S. senators today introducing a bill to require the CDC to restore cruising by July 4. The senators from Florida and Alaska followed a move last week by the state of Florida to sue the U.S. government to restore cruising and a letter-writing campaign launched by the cruise industry. Alaska’s governor said his state might follow Florida in a lawsuit to ease the restrictions on cruising.

     

  • Suez Canal Authority obtains court order to seize...

    The Suez Canal Authority has secured a formal court order to seize the container ship Ever Given for "failure to pay an amount of $ 900 million," the Egyptian government-owned news outlet Ahram Gate reported Tuesday. The SCA had previously announced its intention to hold the vessel until the outcome of negotiations with the owners over damage compensation from the ship's infamous six-day grounding. 

     

  • Risk of detention For anchoring In Malaysian...

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) recently launched an initiative that targets vessels anchoring in Malaysian waters. The MMEA is officially urging shipowners to seek permission to anchor their vessels in the eastern waters of Johor (South China Sea). Failure to do so, it is reported, will result in vessels being ordered out of the area.

     

  • India rejects US contention that its domestic...

    India has rejected the US contention that its domestic maritime law is in violation of the United Nations convention on the Law of the Sea, and expressed its concerns about a US naval ship entering into Indian waters.

     

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Three sentenced, two more plead guilty in USCG exam-fixing scheme

Additional defendants are continuing to plead guilty while the first of the defendants have now been sentenced in a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. Since filing an indictment in November 2020, 21 defendants have been convicted in the case brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

 
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Three sentenced, two more plead guilty in USCG exam-fixing scheme

Additional defendants are continuing to plead guilty while the first of the defendants have now been sentenced in a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. Since filing an indictment in November 2020, 21 defendants have been convicted in the case brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

 
English

Croatian Police seize $72M in cocaine as smugglers target ports

Croatian police in cooperation with customs authorities announced their third major seizure of cocaine this year arriving at the port of Ploce smuggled inside containers arriving from South America. Croatian officials said that smugglers appear to be targeting the ports of Southern Europe in response to increased enforcement efforts across Europe.

 
English

Senators introduce act to compel CDC to restore U.S. cruises by July 4

The efforts to pressure the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move forward with the restoration of cruises sailing from U.S. ports continued with three U.S. senators today introducing a bill to require the CDC to restore cruising by July 4. The senators from Florida and Alaska followed a move last week by the state of Florida to sue the U.S. government to restore cruising and a letter-writing campaign launched by the cruise industry. Alaska’s governor said his state might follow Florida in a lawsuit to ease the restrictions on cruising.

 
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Suez Canal Authority obtains court order to seize Ever Given

The Suez Canal Authority has secured a formal court order to seize the container ship Ever Given for "failure to pay an amount of $ 900 million," the Egyptian government-owned news outlet Ahram Gate reported Tuesday. The SCA had previously announced its intention to hold the vessel until the outcome of negotiations with the owners over damage compensation from the ship's infamous six-day grounding. 

 
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Risk of detention For anchoring In Malaysian waters

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) recently launched an initiative that targets vessels anchoring in Malaysian waters. The MMEA is officially urging shipowners to seek permission to anchor their vessels in the eastern waters of Johor (South China Sea). Failure to do so, it is reported, will result in vessels being ordered out of the area.

 
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