Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

December 20, 2016 8:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

IDPOA Christmas Message

Dear IDPOA members – just a message to wish you a very merry Christmas, whether you are at sea or home. The past year has been extremely tough and challenging, so here is hoping that 2016 can bring peace, prosperity…and new jobs for those who have suffered from the downturn.

Our thoughts go out to you all and to your families too. Happy Christmas one and all.

DP INSTRUCTOR ISSUES FAKE CERTIFICATES

December 12, 2016 5:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A former Louisiana maritime instructor was indicted on federal charges for allegedly accepting cash payments to fraudulently certify individuals on critical maritime infrastructure equipment for which they they never actually completed training. The charges in the Eastern District of Louisiana follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service. Read the rest of this entry »