ISU Criticizes Detention of Pappas

Friday, November 07, 2003
The International Salvage Union (ISU) has issued a statement criticizing the decision of a Pakistani Court, taken late in October, to continue the detention of Nicholas Pappas, the salvage master involved in the Tasman Spirit operation. According to the ISU, the attitude of the Pakistani authorities in the Tasman Spirit case has been unhelpful and, in some cases, obstructive. The salvage team put in every effort to minimize pollution damage while recovering 38,000 tons of oil says the salvage union. In return, the authorities have placed restrictions on the movement of salvage vessels and equipment and now refuse to return the Salvage Master’s passport. The court refused to allow Pappas to return to Greece to attend a family funeral. With these actions, the ISU contend unjust and negative consequences. ISU says members may be reluctant to provide assistance, should another major pollution threat arise in Pakistani waters. Secondly, the Tasman Spirit situation reinforces an unwelcome trend towards criminalization of spill events, - a process, the ISU says, that will make it increasingly difficult for salvors to respond in certain jurisdictions. And finally, the treatment of the salvage master reminds ISU members that salvors, as front-line responders, are vulnerable.
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

WFW Advises ING Bank on $340m Loan Facility for Euronav

Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised ING Bank N.V. (ING) as sole bookrunner and facility agent for a syndicate of banks on a $340 million loan facility made available to Euronav NV.

UN Authorizes Ship Inspections Near Somalia For Arms, Charcoal

The United Nations Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from Somalia on Friday,

Foster Wheeler & MDM Engineering Merged

Foster Wheeler AG announced today that an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has completed the acquisition of MDM Engineering Group Limited (“MDM”)

Salvage

Documentary Examines Shipbreaking Practices in Bangladesh

Toxic ships for Bangladesh: TV documentary on German ship owners and their shipbreaking practices A new documentary titled "Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch

Boater Rescued from Sailboat Blaze

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted with the rescue of a boater Monday after the man's 33-foot sailboat caught fire five miles west of Windmill Point in the Chesapeake Bay.

WWII Wrecks Found 30 Miles off US Coast

The wreck of a World War Two German U-boat and a freighter that sank 72 years ago have been discovered off the North Carolina coast by U.S. researchers, officials said.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0942 sec (11 req/sec)