Environmentalists Boycott Ship Carrying Radioactive Waste

first_imgzoom Environmentalist groups are urging Turkish authorities to prevent a ship, believed to be loaded with radioactive waste, from entering Turkish waters.Namely, Chevron-operated FPSO Kuito has left Angola recently and is approaching Aegean port of İzmir, where Aliaga shipyard is situated.The vessel is supposed to dock in Izmir’s Aliaga shipyard for dismantling.According to head of Chamber of Environment Engineers (ÇMO), Baran Bozoğlu, quoted by Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, the ship contains intensively high radioactive materials and waste.Bozoğlu urged the authorities to stop the ship before it enters Turkish waters and examine it.He also raised concerns on whether the ship had actually been cleared to enter Turkish waters calling the relevant authorities to inform the public on the matter.The Turkish law prohibits entrance into the country’s national waters to vessels containing nuclear wastes, restricting them to 12 nm from shore.The FPSO Kuito is owned by Sonasing and operated by OPS, both JV companies between SBM Offshore and Sonangol.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Niagara police arrest woman in connection with cruise scam

Niagara police have charged a Fort Erie woman in connection with a cruise scam booked through a local Legion.Police from the central fraud unit began investigating in February after receiving more than 140 complaints alleging that Karen Gushue from Ridgeway, took money for cruises that were never booked or weren’t as advertised.Gushue is also known as Karen Robinson and Karen Hannis.A press release said the alleged complaints suggest Gushue solicited funds between August 2016 and February 2017.As a result of the investigation, police arrested 48-year-old Gushue on Tuesday.She was charged with one count of fraud  over $5,000 ( defraud the public ) and one count of fraud under $5,000.Gushue attended a bail hearing and was released on Wednesday.The Ridgeway Legion has previously said that while a member organized the trip, it was not an official legion event. read more