Master of French Fishing Vessel Fined for Navigation Violation

Thursday, December 20, 2001
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) report that a French maritime court convicted the French skipper of the fishing vessel St. Jacques II for violations of the navigation rules following the April 23, 2001 collision with the Maltese vessel Gudermes in the Dover Strait. The master was found to have been proceeding the wrong way in the traffic lane, failing to show proper navigation lights while underway, and colliding with another vessel. He was fined 7500 Euros. Source: HK Law
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