Canada to Prosecute Greek Shipping Company for Marathassa Spill

first_imgCanada has reached a decision on prosecuting Greek shipping company Alassia NewShips Management (Alassia) for various environmental offenses related to the oil spill from its operated vessel Marathassa in April 2015.The Provincial Court of British Columbia said that an ex parte trial will be held against Alassia at the same time as the trial of Marathassa set for February 26, 2018.The decision was made following several legal challenges of the summons issued to the company in February 2017, as the company claimed it was not properly informed of the proceedings.The company did not appear at the first or any subsequent appearances in the provincial court.“It is abundantly clear that prior to the first appearance, Alassia had knowledge of the Summons because Alassia instructed Mr. Swanson (counsel for Alassia) to challenge the service of the Summons in Federal Court,” the court said.Hence, the court decided to prosecute the company regardless of whether it participates in the legal proceedings.The 81,000 dwt cargo ship was confirmed as the source of the toxic bunker oil spill in English Bay that released around 3,000 litres of oil into the water on April 8, 2015.A subsequent investigation conducted by Transport Canada into the Vancouver spill found that the spill had been caused by mechanical problems on board MV Marathassa.Following the spill, the City of Vancouver officials said that they were determined to get repayment for what the city had spent on the response.last_img read more

Caz’s Pigskin Picks-Week #4

first_imgGAME TIME: 7 PM at The Tee Pee. GAME TIME: 7:00 PM at The Dog Pound.  Country 103.9 WRBI. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Edinburgh 3-6, South Decatur 5-4. LAST MEETING: East Central, 42-14, Sep. 7, 2012. LAST MEETING: Batesville, 45-39, 2 overtimes, sectional, Oct. 29, 2010. North Decatur (2-1) at Knightstown (2-1) LAST MEETING: Lawrenceburg, 21-20, Sep. 7, 2012. COACHES: Ryan Knigga, 18-9 in 3rd year at Lawrenceburg. Scott Moore, 30-23 in 6th year at Greensburg. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Rushville 2-7, Batesville 1-8. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: East Central 3-0, Franklin County 3-6. LAST OUTING: Rushville defeated Franklin County, 32-14. Batesville defeated South Dearborn, 52-7. COACHES: Justin Roden, 0-3 in 1st year at East Central. Shane Wellman, 8-7 in 2nd year at Franklin County. SAGARIN RATINGS: East Central, 70.48, 60th overall, 11th in Class 4A. Franklin County, 51.6, 153rd overall, 34th in Class 4A. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Shriver Field. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Knightstown, 10-6. COACHES: Rocky Alspaugh, 61-70 in 14th year at Rushville, 81-90 in 18th year overall. Eric Heppner, 123-77 in 18th year at Batesville. GAME TIME: 7:00 PM at Wildcat Field.     WRBIRADIO.COM COACHES: Tim Leonard (interim), 2-1 in 1st year at Edinburgh. Rod Martin, 17-26 in 5th year at South Decatur. Connersville (0-3) at South Dearborn (0-3) COACHES: Garry Sauley, 71-62 in 14th year at North Decatur. Kevin Miller, 2-1 in 1st year at Knightstown. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Siebel Field. Caz’s Pick:  Rushville East Central (0-3) at Franklin County (2-1) OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Lawrenceburg 1-5, Greensburg 2-7. LAST OUTING: Lawrenceburg defeated Milan, 39-38. Greensburg defeated Connersville, 28-20. Rushville (3-0) at Batesville (3-0) SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Batesville, 2-0. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: South Dearborn, 9-2. LAST OUTING: East Central lost to Cincinnati LaSalle (Ohio), 56-14. Franklin County lost to Rushville, 32-14. SAGARIN RATINGS: Batesville, 53.67, 141st overall, 30th in Class 3A. Rushville, 52.22, 151st overall, 33rd in Class 3A. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Knights Stadium. Eastern Hancock (3-0) at Milan (1-2) OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Connersville 6-3, South Dearborn 7-2. LAST MEETING: South Decatur, 25-13, Sep. 8, 2012. Caz’s Pick:  Lawrencburg LAST MEETING: Knightstown, 67-21, Sep. 8, 2012. Lawrenceburg (2-1) at Greensburg (2-1) LAST MEETING: Connersville, 21-13, sectional, Oct. 19, 2012. Caz’s Pick:  Milan COACHES: Adam Kelly, 7-7 in 2nd year at Connersville. Chris Nobbe, 0-3 in 1st year at South Dearborn. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Milan, 5-2. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Eastern Hancock 4-5, Milan 7-2. SAGARIN RATINGS: Connersville, 46.4, 188th overall, 47th in Class 4A. South Dearborn, 29.85, 259th overall, 61st in Class 4A. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Greensburg, 9-6. COACHES: Pat Echeverria, 12-13 in 3rd year at Eastern Hancock. Ed Wagner, 1-2 in 1st year at Milan. Caz’s Pick:  East Central SAGARIN RATINGS: South Decatur, 29.51, 263rd overall, 35th in Class 1A. Edinburgh, 18.46, 298th overall, 50th in Class 1A. SAGARIN RATINGS: Lawrenceburg, 61.02, 106th overall, 18th in Class 3A. Greensburg, 58.37, 118th overall, 25th in Class 3A. LAST OUTING: Eastern Hancock defeated Indian Creek, 33-25. Milan lost to Lawrenceburg, 39-38. LAST OUTING: North Decatur lost to Wes-Del, 22-20. Knightstown defeated South Decatur, 28-20. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: North Decatur 5-4, Knightstown 2-7. LAST OUTING: Connersville lost to Greensburg, 28-20. South Dearborn lost to Batesville, 52-7. Caz’s Pick:  Connersville Caz’s Pick:  Knightstown Edinburgh (2-1) at South Decatur (1-2) LAST OUTING: Edinburgh defeated Trinity Lutheran, 52-38. South Decatur lost to Knightstown, 28-20. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: East Central, 16-2. SAGARIN RATINGS: Knightstown, 39.65, 214th overall, 34th in Class 2A. North Decatur, 35.16, 230th overall, 22nd in Class 1A. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Panther Field. LAST MEETING: Milan, 30-19, Sep. 8, 2012. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: South Decatur, 15-3. SAGARIN RATINGS: Eastern Hancock, 55.33, 130th overall, 3rd in Class 1A. Milan, 51.34, 157th overall, 22nd in Class 2A. Caz’s Pick:  Edinburghlast_img read more