From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Nov 17): Contractor could face sanctions from US Navy for violations
The United States Navy is reviewing the past performance of its contractor,
Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines Inc., to determine if it violated ocean
dumping laws which would also mean it violated its husbanding contract with the
American naval agency.
“If it is proven that GDMA (Glenn Defense) violated any Philippine laws,
codes, and/or regulations while performing the contract, then the Philippine
government and its appropriate enforcing agency can choose to pursue appropriate
actions against GDMA,” said Sky Laron, director of corporate communications at
the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center of the US Navy based in Yokosuka, Japan. “The US Navy remains committed stewards of the environment…. Should it be
proven that GDMA has violated applicable regulations during the course of its
disposition of domestic waste water and bilge water, then GDMA will have also
violated the terms of the husbanding contract,” said Laron, who described Glenn
Defense as “a private contractor” and not an agent of the US Navy.... In his letter, Laron said, “As with any violation, the US Navy has the normal
contractual remedies, to include adverse past performance report and
consideration of revocation of acceptance for the services that were rendered.” .....