News Archive: December 2012

David K. Jones Successfully Defends Ship Owner at TATC Appeal

December 20th, 2012

On November 26, 2009 Transport Canada issued a Notice of Violation to a cruise ship for violations under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 regarding the alleged discharge of a pollutant, failing to make entries in the oil record book, and obstructing inspectors.  The administrative penalties assessed for the alleged violations exceeded $45,000. David K. Jones of Bernard LLP represented the… more »

Tom Hawkins Completes 17 Day Sail Across Tasman Sea

December 19th, 2012

Tom Hawkins recently completed a 17 day sail across the Tasman Sea as crew aboard the well known 46’ boat “Mahina Tiare III”. The 1,500 mile passage across one of the more challenging Seas in the world from Brisbane to Auckland NZ included winds to 46 knots and was reportedly sailing at its best.… more »