Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, October 15, 2013

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  • on October 15, 2013
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By Chris Philips
Managing Editor 


A federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has acquitted both the owner, Angelex Ltd. and ISM manager Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency, Ltd., of the Antonis G. Pappadakis of sixteen felony charges alleging that they, through their agents and employees, engaged in illegal discharging of bilge water in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (“APPS”) and then attempted to hide the illegal discharges from the US Coast Guard. Magic pipe specialist attorneys including George M. Chalos and Briton Sparkman of international law firm Chalos & Co and Patrick Brogan of the Norfolk, Virginia firm of Davey & Brogan, represented the defendants. Who knew there were magic pipe specialists?…. (Read Full Article) 


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Washington Gov. Appoints Maritime Development Director

by Mark Edward Nero

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Oct. 11 announced maritime industry veteran Stephen Sewell has been appointed to the state Department of Commerce as economic development director for the state’s maritime industry sector….(Read Full Article)


Fire Breaks Out at Port of LA Terminal

by Mark Edward Nero

A small fire broke out the morning of Oct. 15 at a shipping container facility at the Port of Los Angeles, but was extinguished in under an hour, according to the Los Angeles Fire Dept. No injuries or significant property damage was reported…(Read Full Article)



Vigor Industrial Renames Subsidiaries

by Mark Edward Nero


Portland-based ship repair and industrial services company Vigor Industrial has renamed two of its subsidiaries. As of Oct. 8, 2013, US Fab, Vigor’s fabrication and shipbuilding subsidiary, is now Vigor Fab. Alaska Ship and Drydock, which operates the Ketchikan shipyard in Alaska, is now Vigor Alaska…(Read Full Article)



Directors Reappointed to Port Metro Vancouver Board

by Mark Edward Nero


Eugene Kwan and Marcella Szel have been reappointed to second three-year terms on the Port Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. The board members’ new terms expire Sept. 25, 2016…(Read Full Article)