Ship surveyor gets prison time for lying about inspections

Publish date:
Social count:

A Miami-based ship surveyor was sentenced Wednesday for lying to the Coast Guard and for falsely certifying that inspections had been performed on two ships.

The inspections were designed to ensure that the ships were seaworthy and posed no threat to the crew or the marine environment.

Alejandro Gonzalez, 60, of Miami-Dade County, Fla., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to 21 months in prison.

"Surveyors are responsible for the safety of the ships they inspect. When they fail to do their jobs properly, lives are put at risk," Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, said in a report published by "Today's sentence should remind those few surveyors who need reminding of the great responsibility that they carry and the consequences of their actions."

Click here for the full report.


Glastron adds Maine dealer

Expanding its dealer network in Maine, Glastron boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau’s Cadillac, Mich., operations, has named Branch Pond Marine as the newest addition to their distribution channel.

MRAA welcomes new partner member

Marina and marine management software provider DockMaster has become the newest partner member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.