Friday, September 24, 2021

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 discharges of oily water from one of...

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 3671

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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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 in connection with the intentional...

April 22, 2021
Total Views: 9032

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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 of oily water and garbage. PCL was sentenced...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 4618

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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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 environment without conscientious witnesses...

March 17, 2020
Total Views: 143

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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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 related to unlawful discharges...

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 172

Friday, October 18, 2019
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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 condition on one if its vessels,...

October 18, 2019
Total Views: 52

Monday, May 6, 2019
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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 been sentenced to pay a $4 million and serve probations...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 57

Friday, February 15, 2019
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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 for maintaining false and incomplete records...

February 15, 2019
Total Views: 116

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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 to Prevent Pollution from...

December 13, 2018
Total Views: 112

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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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 falsification of an Oil Record Book in...

May 16, 2018
Total Views: 30

Friday, April 6, 2018
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Father-Son Polluters: Former Fishing Boat Captain Found Guilty of Oily Waste Dumping in Washington

A former fishing vessel captain is facing up to six years in prison and large fine after a jury found him guilty of discharging oily waste directly into the ocean in...

April 6, 2018
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Tanker Operator, Master Plead Guilty to Oil and Garbage Dumping Crimes in U.S.

An Athens-based tanker operator has been fined $2.25 million in the United States after pleading guilty to environmental crimes relating to the discharge of oil and garbage from one of...

February 27, 2018
Total Views: 31

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Whistleblower in Record ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case Gets $1 Million Payout

A U.S. District Judge in Miami on Wednesday sentenced Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution –...

April 20, 2017
Total Views: 289

Friday, January 13, 2017
Maritime News

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $2.7 Million in “Magic Pipe” Pollution Case

Two Greek shipping companies have been sentenced to pay corporate penalties totaling $2.7 million in yet another “magic pipe” pollution case in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said...

January 13, 2017
Total Views: 43

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Carnival’s Princess Cruises to Pay Record $40 Million Over Illegal Dumping, Cover Up

Carnival Corporation’s Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from illegal oil dumping at sea and intentional acts to cover it up, the U.S....

December 1, 2016
Total Views: 34

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Maritime News

German Shipping Companies Plead Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

Two German shipping companies are the latest to plead guilty in U.S. federal court to environmental crimes related to the use of a so-called ‘magic pipe’ aboard one of their...

October 26, 2016
Total Views: 10

Monday, September 5, 2016
Maritime News

Two Greek Shipping Companies, Engineers Convicted in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

A federal jury in Greenville, North Carolina, has convicted Oceanic Illsabe Limited, Oceanfleet Shipping Limited and two of their employees of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS),...

September 5, 2016
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Charges Liberian Ship Management Company, Shipowner, and Three Engineering Officers with Environmental Crimes

A federal grand jury in Charleston, South Carolina has returned an indictment charging Aegean Shipping Management S.A. and Aegeansun Gamma Inc. with obstruction of an agency proceeding, conspiracy and failing...

July 19, 2016
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Maritime News

Shipping Company to Pay $1 Million Over Illegal Dumping in Great Lakes

A German shipping company has plead guilty and will pay $1 million for covering up illegal dumping of oily waste water from one of its vessels into the Great Lakes....

July 6, 2016
Total Views: 18

Monday, April 11, 2016
Maritime News

DSD Shipping Sentenced to Pay $2.5 Million Over Illegal Discharges

Norwegian shipping company DSD Shipping has been sentenced to pay a total penalty of $2.5 million as a result of its convictions in Mobile, Alabama, for obstructing justice, violating the...

April 11, 2016
Total Views: 47