A German ship is currently under investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard. Investigators say that the ship might have been involved in the pipeline leaks that fouled southern California beaches, killing wildlife and their habitats. Our very own maritime injury attorney Adam Deitz had a chance to add his input to the situation as he was featured by
During his interview, Attorney Deitz informed FOX KTVU of the scope of investigative power the Coast Guard has in this case. He goes on to state they don’t need probable cause and the government entity doesn’t need a warrant. They can essentially enter a vessel whenever they care to. Meaning they could investigate the suspected ship at any time.
According to the Associated Press, the vessel first anchored in the area at the end of September, approximately 2,000 feet from the pipeline. However, the following day, with its anchor apparently still on the bottom, the vessel moved several times, thousands of feet to the southeast, directly over the pipeline a hundred feet below. The ship’s owner denies that the ship moved from its anchorage or passed over the pipeline.
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