Tanker Officer Indicted for Causing Death of Crew Member

Thursday, February 07, 2002
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release reporting that the Chief Officer of the U.S. tanker TRINITY has been indicted for causing the death of a crewmember during a tank cleaning operation through misconduct, negligence, and inattention to duty. The Chief Officer allegedly directed the crewmember to enter and clean a cargo tank despite the fact that he knew or should have known that the atmosphere in the tank contained dangerous levels of combustible gas. The crewmember entered the tank as directed, was overcome and died. An indictment represents charges brought by a grand jury and must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt by the United States in a jury trial. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If convicted, the defendant could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 criminal fine. Source: HK Law

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Allcargo Groups Subsidiaries as ECU Worldwide

ECU Line, Econocaribe and China Consolidators undergoes rebranding to build a Global Brand Connect   India’s integrated logistics solution provider Allcargo Logistics

Damen Opens US Office

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the opening of a new branch office in Houston, Texas. This expansion, under the name of Damen North America, meets the increasing

French PM: Aussie Subs to be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he was committed to building all of a new Australian submarine fleet in Australia, apparently contradicting the

Legal

USCG Sets 2nd Round of Hearings for El Faro

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a second round of public hearings May 16-27 for the Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Caro, and its 33 crewmembers.

French PM: Aussie Subs to be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he was committed to building all of a new Australian submarine fleet in Australia, apparently contradicting the

DNS Appoints Esson, Chief Executive

Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry, which promotes and facilitates collaboration and cost reduction, today appointed a new chief executive.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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)