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4 hours ago, Fish said:

Back to the original problem, its like they are going to dump a toxic wreck in our waters, cause doing anything with it properly is in the too hard basket. Not impresed.

I wonder where Maritime NZ fit into this and their regulatory role to ensure NZ complies with its MARPOL obligations? Certainly agree this is not the correct way to dispose of it, if it cannot be broken up here then should be compelled to go to a breakers, altho the likely outcome in that case would be an "accident" during the tow which would see it sink.

The ruling from the EPA is very "unusual", normally they never have a concern for the likely cost to an applicant. I wonder who had chartered the trawler and what if any insurance coverage there was on it.

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9 minutes ago, marinheiro said:

I wonder where Maritime NZ fit into this and their regulatory role to ensure NZ complies with its MARPOL obligations? Certainly agree this is not the correct way to dispose of it, if it cannot be broken up here then should be compelled to go to a breakers, altho the likely outcome in that case would be an "accident" during the tow which would see it sink.

The ruling from the EPA is very "unusual", normally they never have a concern for the likely cost to an applicant. I wonder who had chartered the trawler and what if any insurance coverage there was on it.

They are in a 50/50 partnership with "Sanfords"

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9919782/Korean-fishing-crews-underpaid

Dongwon 519, 530 and 701 and the Juham Industries vessel Pacinui. Dongwon is a 50-50 partner with Sanford in a fish-processing operation.

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When the trawler is ready for sinking as a dive attraction in pelorus sound and if unsuitable for towing there would be no problem putting on a barge, & towing the barge to Pelorus sound   The costs could be paid for out of the reginional economice development funds ( Hon Shane Jones ,,) & tourist, allocation development funds.

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On 17/05/2020 at 5:40 PM, harrytom said:

They are in a 50/50 partnership with "Sanfords"

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9919782/Korean-fishing-crews-underpaid

Dongwon 519, 530 and 701 and the Juham Industries vessel Pacinui. Dongwon is a 50-50 partner with Sanford in a fish-processing operation.

Interesting article. Interesting the government has not commented publicly or offered support in the way of minimum wage legislation wages enforcement by the companies including NZ 50 % share company owners.

Will be interesting how this reaches closure. Hope the men hang in there untill the Court ruling.

Operating from NZ in NZ"s exclusive economic zone a double whamming / incitement on NZ fishing industry.

Incredible to say the least.

Thanks Harrytom for the link to the story.

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