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Coast Guard Holds Cargo Ship in Unalaska

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February 26, 2015

Photo: Department of Ports & Harbors, Unalaska

Photo: Department of Ports & Harbors, Unalaska

 The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has detained Lindavia, a cargo vessel arrived from China, in Unalaska due to alleged environmental crimes, reports Alaska Public.

 
According to Kevin Feldis, who is with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the 600-foot carrier was loading up with seafood to transport back to Asia. The ship was, however, detained before it could manage to depart.
 
Right now the crew is still here in Dutch Harbor, and they will be staying there pending further steps in the investigation, Feldis said. He is working together closely with the USCG on the case, but could not add any further details about the alleged violations, citing the open investigation.
 
Peggy McLaughlin, Unalaska Ports Director, noted that the Lindavia was chartered by Maersk Lines. This was the ship’s first visit to Unalaska, but McLaughlin adds that it’s since been released from Maersk’s service. However, she was not able to elaborate whether or not that was a natural result from the current Coast Guard investigation.
 
At the moment the Lindavia is at anchor in Dutch Harbor. Feldis states that the vessel’s owner, in the face of the Germany-based company Dauelsberg, might post a bond in order to let the ship depart from the port while the investigation continues.
 
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