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 relating to the discharge of oil from the tank vessel Ridgebury Alexandra Z, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.  Interorient Marine Services admitted that … [Read more...]

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 their vessels operating off the coast of Texas. The Master of the vessel has also been convicted and was sentenced to six months in jail. According to a Justice Department release, Sea World … [Read more...]