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New Jersey Woman Pays Fine for Interfering with Safe Operation of a Vessel

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

BANGOR, Maine: 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.

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Donald E. Clark
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 771-3216

Updated December 1, 2021