*+-The chief engineer of a NYK Line car carrier has pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, to obstruction of justice and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
*+-WASHINGTON – A New Zealand fishing company that owned and operated the tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau, and a former chief engineer on the ship, were sentenced in federal court today for environmental crimes and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and […]
*+-On April 6th, satellite-image-monitoring-environmental group SkyTruth identified a 92-mile slick off Congo and Angola captured in the above photo that was likely the result of a discharge of oily bilge water from a ship. Now, after a thorough investigation worthy of it’s own CSI episode to find the perp, SkyTruth believes it has identified just who […]
*+-A New Zealand fishing company has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating environmental laws and obstruction of justice. The case is the latest in a crackdown by the USCG targeting foreign vessels violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships law. The seven-count indictment was handed down Tuesday to Sanford Ltd., […]
*+-Puerto Rican-based Epps Shipping Company was sentenced today in federal court to pay a $700,000 fine for violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard inspectors. The sentencing is in connection to the Epps owned and operated M/V Carib Vision, a commercial ship that was engaged […]
*+-Company Has Agreed to Pay $900,000 Monetary Penalty (WASHINGTON) — A ship management company headquartered in Greece that operated a 29,414 – ton cargo ship that made calls in multiple ports in Texas pleaded guilty and was sentenced late yesterday in federal court in Corpus Christi for deliberately concealing pollution discharges from the ship directly […]
*+-In the latest criminal proceedings related to Marine Pollution and the use of “Magic Pipes” the Chief Engineer aboard an American-flagged car-carrier ship was convicted of one count of conspiracy and two counts of making false statements. Marine Link has the report: At trial, it was proven that the M/V Tanabata had a removable bypass […]