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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
M/T PS Dream. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Shipping Companies Face $2M Fine After Pleading Guilty to Environmental Crimes

Two connected shipping companies, Prive Overseas Marine LLC and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret, have admitted to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to

May 22, 2024
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
tanker deck
Shipping

Zeaborn to Pay $2 Million for Illegally Dumping Oily Bilge Water and Garbage Overboard

Singaporean shipping company Zeaborn Ship Management has pleaded guilty to maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oily bilge

August 23, 2023
Total Views: 2909

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Suspension Bridge in Newport Rhode Island
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Greek Shipowner to Pay $2.25 Million for Safety and Environmental Crimes on U.S.-Bound Tanker

A U.S. District Court judge in Rhode Island has sentenced Zeus Lines Management S.A., the Greek company that owned and operated the Galissas, to pay $2.25

August 10, 2023
Total Views: 2939

Monday, July 10, 2023
Clipper Saturn
Shipping

Norwegian Shipping Company Convicted of MARPOL Violation in U.S.

Norwegian shipping company Clipper Shipping has been convicted in U.S. federal court of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and sentenced to pay

July 10, 2023
Total Views: 4936

Friday, May 5, 2023
Stock photo of a tanker at sea
Shipping

Foreign Ship Operator, Captain and Chief Engineer Convicted of Environmental Crimes in US

Zeus Lines Management S.A. (Zeus), a vessel operating company has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes relating to the discharge of oily bilge and a hazardous

May 5, 2023
Total Views: 3957

Monday, January 23, 2023
Greek Ship Owner and Operator Ordered to Pay $2 Million Criminal Fine for Environmental Crimes
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Greek Ship Owner and Operator Ordered to Pay $2 Million Criminal Fine for Environmental Crimes

The Greek-based shipowner and operator of a Marshall Islands-registered bulk carrier have been ordered to pay a combined $2 million criminal fine for tampering

January 23, 2023
Total Views: 3949

Friday, November 4, 2022
ocean princess
Shipping

Ship Manager Sentenced for High Sulphur Fuel Use in Caribbean Emissions Control Area

A New York-based commercial ship manager has been sentenced to pay a $250,000 fine and serve probation after pleading guilty to using high sulphur fuel in the

November 4, 2022
Total Views: 2246

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Russian Chief Engineer Sentenced to Prison for Dumping Oily Bilge Water and Cover-Up
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Russian Chief Engineer Sentenced to Prison for Dumping Oily Bilge Water and Cover-Up

The Chief Engineer of a foreign flagged bulk carrier has been sentenced to a year plus one day in prison for deliberately discharging oil-contaminated bilge

September 1, 2022
Total Views: 2558

Monday, May 23, 2022
Bulk Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty to Ilegal Discharges, Cover-Up
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Bulk Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty to Ilegal Discharges, Cover-Up

The Chief Engineer of a foreign flagged bulk carrier has pleaded guilty in U.S. court to two felony counts for deliberately discharging oil-contaminated bilge

May 23, 2022
Total Views: 9487

Friday, May 6, 2022
oil tanker at anchor
Shipping

Oil Tanker Owner and Operator to Pay $3 Million Criminal Fine for Obstructing Justice and Concealing Pollution

A U.S. District Court Judge in Delaware has sentenced the owner and operator of a foreign-flag tanker to pay a $3 million criminal fine for obstructing justice

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 32754

Friday, September 24, 2021
Cyprus-Based Shipping Company Fined $2 Million in U.S. for Concealing Illegal Discharges
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Cyprus-Based Shipping Company Fined $2 Million in U.S. for Concealing Illegal Discharges

Cyprus-based shipping company Diana Wilhelmsen Management Limited was sentenced this week in U.S. federal court to a $2 million fine for concealing illegal

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 3843

Thursday, April 22, 2021
zao galaxy tanker
Shipping

Jury Finds Former Tanker Engineer Guilty in Scheme To Dump Oily Bilge In International Waters

A federal jury in the Northern District of California has convicted a former engineer of aiding and abetting an environmental crime and obstruction of justice

April 22, 2021
Total Views: 9146

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges
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Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges

Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited has been fined $12 million in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to concealing illegal discharges

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 4814

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
zao galaxy tanker
Maritime News

Recent APPS Case Shows Importance of Whistleblowers

By Jessica T. Moore – On the open seas away from watchful eyes, illegal ocean polluters might never be held accountable for damaging the fragile marine

March 17, 2020
Total Views: 324

Thursday, February 27, 2020
zao galaxy tanker
Maritime News

Singaporean Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Dumping Cover-Up

Singapore-based Unix Line has become the latest shipping company to plead guilty in U.S. federal court to violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 256

Friday, October 18, 2019
Nederland Reefer
Maritime News

Liberian Shipping Companies to Pay $1.8 Million for Environmental Crimes in U.S.

Two Liberia-based shipping companies pled guilty today in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, to failing to notify the U.S. Coast Guard of a hazardous

October 18, 2019
Total Views: 80

Monday, May 6, 2019
Nicos I.V. tanker
Maritime News

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $4 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges in Texas

Both the vessel Master and operator company previously admitted to lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators. Two Greek shipping companies have

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 148

Friday, February 15, 2019
Ridgebury Alexandra Z tanker pollution
Maritime News

Tank Vessel Operator to Pay $2 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges, Vessel Captain Indicted

Vessel operator Interorient Marine Services was convicted and sentenced to pay a $2 million fine and probation Wednesday in the Western District of Louisiana

February 15, 2019
Total Views: 182

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Greek Shipping Company Fined $2 Million for Illegal Discharges Caught on Camera
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Greek Shipping Company Fined $2 Million for Illegal Discharges Caught on Camera

Greek shipping company Navimax Corporation has been sentenced to pay a $2,000,000 fine by a federal district court in the United States for violating the Act

December 13, 2018
Total Views: 356

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
atlantic oasis magic pipe
Interesting

Japanese Shipping Company Fined $1 Million for ‘Magic Pipe’ on Bulk Carrier

A Japanese shipping company that delivered steel products to the Wilmington, North Carolina has been convicted and sentenced for obstruction of justice and

May 16, 2018
Total Views: 86
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