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2011-04-14 10:40:00

A tired chief mate was responsible for a Chinese registered coal carrier ship that ran aground on the Douglas Shoal off the Queensland Coast, states the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in its investigation. The incident on April 3, 2010, left a hole in the reef about 1.8 miles long and took nine days for the ship to refloat, reports BBC News. The damage could take 20 years for the reef and its turtle breeding grounds to recover, environmental officials say. Conservationists believe...

2011-02-01 16:30:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE: KEX) today announced the signing of an agreement to purchase the ship bunkering operations of Enterprise Marine Services LLC ("Enterprise") for approximately $53 million in cash. The asset purchase will consist of 21 inland and offshore tank barges and 15 inland towboats and offshore tugboats. Enterprise provides transportation and delivery services for ship bunkers (engine fuel) to cruise ships, container ships and...

2009-07-16 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panagiotis Stamatakis, the chief engineer on the Cyprus-flagged M/V Myron N, and the second engineer, Dimitrios Papadakis, both citizens of Greece, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., to using falsified records that concealed improper discharges of untreated bilge waste from the cargo ship, the Justice Department announced. District Court Judge Peter G. Sheridan for the District of New Jersey scheduled sentencing for...

2009-04-24 16:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. (STX), headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and the owner of the commercial cargo ship, M/V Ocean Jade, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy as well as falsifying and failing to properly maintain records meant to ensure compliance with maritime pollution laws, the Justice Department announced. The chief engineer of the M/V Ocean Jade, Hong Hak Kang, a Korean citizen, also pleaded guilty today to failing to maintain environmental...

2009-03-16 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, has sentenced General Maritime Management (Portugal), the operator of a fleet of tanker vessels, and two crewmembers of the motor tanker Genmar Defiance for making false statements to the U.S. Coast Guard and failing to maintain an accurate Oil Record Book designed to prevent pollution of the world's oceans as required by United States and international law, the Justice Department announced. The court...

2008-06-16 18:00:16

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, +1- 202-514-2007, TDD, +1-202-514-1888 PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reederei Karl Schlueter, the operator of GmbH & Co. KG (RKS), a ship management company, and Chief Engineer Nikola Ilijic, an officer on a ship operated by RKS, pleaded guilty today to a charge that they falsified the Oil Record Book pertaining to the commercial vesselM/ V MSC Uruguay, announced the Justice...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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