Bulk ship halted at Eastport, Maine, for pollution violation

(EASTPORT, Maine) — The U.S. Coast Guard has prohibited a Cyprus-flagged ship from sailing, the Bangor Daily News newspaper reported. The Margit Gorthon has been halted at Eastport due to an undisclosed alleged pollution-control violation, and the U.S. Attorney is involved. The 463-foot ship had sailed from Nova Scotia and has been loaded with wood pulp and was scheduled to depart next for Spain.  
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By Professional Mariner Staff