Sewol captain and three others could face death sentences

 captain and three others could face death sentences

May 15, 2014
—Prosecutors have now brought murder charges against the captain and three other crew members of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that capsized last month, leaving 304 people dead or missing. They could face death sentences, but are unlikely to face execution as South Korea has a moratorium on capital punishment.

Coast Guard detains Chinese-built bulker on maiden voyage
Port State Control Officers from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Portland discovered the discrepancies during a routine inspection of the newly constructed Singapore-flagged vessel.
White House honors TOTE’s Chiarello as Champion of Change
TOTE is building the first natural gas-powered containerships in the world to serve Puerto Rico and is converting its ships in Alaska to natural gas; It is also the first vessel operator in the United States to convert its fleet to liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Six Finnlines ships to fit Wärtsilä scrubbers
The scrubber systems will allow the vessels to operate in compliance with the new environmental regulations while continuing to operate on heavy fuel oil.
Gillnetter has Tier 3 MAN high speed engine
Launched last month by Mavrik Marine, La Conner, WA, the 32 ft gillnetter Ava Jane is the first workboat with an EPA Tier 3 commercially rated MAN high-speed four-stroke diesel engine.