Cargo ship Antonis G. Pappadakis detained by US Coast Guard

By Vessels

On April 30, 2013, the cargo ship Antonis G. Pappadakis has docked at Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Portsmouth. The ship was detained by the US Coast Guard.
The owner of the ship is looking opportunities to free its property. The US Coast Guard claims that some crew members of Antonis G. Pappadakis violated environmental regulations and the ship will stay docked until the end of the investigation.
A "surety bond" of $3 millions is asked by the Coast Guard in order the ship to leave the port. The Malta based owner announced that the bond was too much and added :"The Coast Guard’s demands are unreasonable, insatiable, arbitrary, and capricious".