Captain Of Russian Oil Tanker Fined Over £25,000 Over Safety Failures
The Captain of a Russian oil tanker was fined a total of £25761.99 at Hull Magistrates Court today (14 June 2018) for breaching the International Safety Management (ISM) Code in a prosecution brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Vitaliy Trofimov, Captain of the Russian registered 85m long tanker ‘TECOIL POLARIS’ pleaded guilty to serious non-compliance of safety requirements which placed the vessel – to be loaded with 1,665 tonnes of lubrication oil – at risk. He was fined £1400 and ordered to pay £24361.99 in costs.
The vessel arrived at Humber Port on the evening of Tuesday 5 June 2018 having come from Hamina, Finland. Humber Port Authority reported concerns about the master and crew’s competency as the vessel approached and berthed at Immingham Docks, Humber.
Press Release: hmcoastguard.blogspot.com