New Jersey Woman Pays Fine for Interfering with Safe Operation of a Vessel
BANGOR, ME (STL.News) A New Jersey woman agreed to pay an $800 civil fine to resolve an allegation that she interfered with the safe operation of a commercial sightseeing vessel, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.
According to the civil complaint, on July 15, 2021, Marybeth C. Greer, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, jumped off the M/V Acadian, as it was docking in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor. As a result, the vessel’s crew had to deploy a ladder to retrieve Greer and disengaged the vessel’s propeller to prevent injury to her.
Greer faced a fine of up to $25,000.
The Coast Guard Investigative Service investigated the case. Greer cooperated throughout the investigation.