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  • U.S. EPA fines two commercial ships over Vessel...

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has assessed penalties totaling $81,474 against two commercial ships over inspection, monitoring, and reporting violations in California and Louisiana. The MSC Aurora container ship and the Western Durban bulk carrier both violated EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

     

  • WFW advises BPER Banca on FINAV tanker refinancing

    Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised BPER Banca S.p.A. (“BPER Banca”), as lender, regarding a US$6.1m loan granted to FINAV Group, held by FINAV Holding S.p.A. and supported by Premuda S.p.A. (“Premuda”), for the partial refinancing of an Italian flagged medium range tanker.

     

  • U.S. EPA fines two commercial ships over Vessel...

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has assessed penalties totaling $81,474 against two commercial ships over inspection, monitoring, and reporting violations in California and Louisiana. The MSC Aurora container ship and the Western Durban bulk carrier both violated EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

     

  • Suspect Arrested for Dropping Pipe Bombs on Ohio...

    After a rash of incidents of bombs being found aboard tugs operating on the Ohio River, federal agents arrested an Ohio man on October 27. The man is suspected of assembling homemade pipe bombs and dropping them from bridges over the river onto tugboats and barges. The devices did not detonate and no one was injured.

     

  • Credit Suisse Fined $475M for Fraudulent Fishery...

    In 2013-2014, three newly established Mozambican companies took out a $2.2 billion loan. They all had links to people in the inner circle of former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza, and the Mozambican government was secretly listed as a guarantor - without the parliament’s approval.

     

  • MSC Cruises Found Liable for Lost Revenues and...

    U.K. Admiralty Court has found MSC Cruises liable for both physical damages as well as some “non-physical damages,” that resulted from the 2019 allision as the MSC Opera approached the dock in Venice, Italy hitting the river cruise ship River Countess while the vessel was tied to the dock and in the process of disembarking passengers. The court judgment announced last week after a two-day hearing in July could total approximately $8.7 million after costs and interest.

     

  • Protests Over COVID Regulations for Workers...

    Protests in Italy over the country’s new COVID-19 rules for workers spread on Friday to several of the country’s largest ports. While reports vary on the level of disruption, workers at three of the country’s major ports were reported either on strike or staging protests calling for the government to either pay for mandatory testing or drop the so called “Green Pass” restrictions.

     

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U.S. EPA fines two commercial ships over Vessel General Permit violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has assessed penalties totaling $81,474 against two commercial ships over inspection, monitoring, and reporting violations in California and Louisiana. The MSC Aurora container ship and the Western Durban bulk carrier both violated EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

 
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WFW advises BPER Banca on FINAV tanker refinancing

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised BPER Banca S.p.A. (“BPER Banca”), as lender, regarding a US$6.1m loan granted to FINAV Group, held by FINAV Holding S.p.A. and supported by Premuda S.p.A. (“Premuda”), for the partial refinancing of an Italian flagged medium range tanker.

 
English

U.S. EPA fines two commercial ships over Vessel General Permit violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has assessed penalties totaling $81,474 against two commercial ships over inspection, monitoring, and reporting violations in California and Louisiana. The MSC Aurora container ship and the Western Durban bulk carrier both violated EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

 
English

Suspect Arrested for Dropping Pipe Bombs on Ohio River Tugs

After a rash of incidents of bombs being found aboard tugs operating on the Ohio River, federal agents arrested an Ohio man on October 27. The man is suspected of assembling homemade pipe bombs and dropping them from bridges over the river onto tugboats and barges. The devices did not detonate and no one was injured.

 
English

Credit Suisse Fined $475M for Fraudulent Fishery Development Loan

In 2013-2014, three newly established Mozambican companies took out a $2.2 billion loan. They all had links to people in the inner circle of former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza, and the Mozambican government was secretly listed as a guarantor - without the parliament’s approval.

 
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