Friday, 31 March 2017 13:01

Charges laid against M/V Marathassa

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Following a lengthy investigation by Transport Canada, the Public Prosecution Service quietly laid charges against Alassia NewShips Management Inc. and the M/V Marathassa in BC’s Provincial Court.  Alassia NewShips Management Inc. based in Greece has been charged with 10 pollution-related offences - six charges have been laid under the Canada Shipping Act,  two offences under the Fisheries Act and one count each under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Convention Act.  A provincial court date has been set for next Wednesday, but Alassia's legal team has applied for a judicial review in Federal Court on the basis that the summonses were not sent to the appropriate parties, arguing that Canadian law requires these to be delivered to an executive officer of a corporation or a branch. 

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