U.S. Magistrate William Matthewman has recommended denying Monarch Shipping Company’s petition seeking its cargo ship’s release from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach.
The court does not have jurisdiction in the case, Matthewman wrote in a report, because the company has not appealed directly to the U.S. Coast Guard its decision that the ship can not leave the port. The Coast Guard alleges that the ship’s crew discharged oily water into the sea; the shipping company has denied doing so.
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