Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Friday, November 4, 2022
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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: 2094

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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: 2493

Monday, May 23, 2022

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: 9388

Friday, May 6, 2022
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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: 32672

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

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 3764

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

April 22, 2021
Total Views: 9109

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

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 4745

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

March 17, 2020
Total Views: 223

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

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 227

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

October 18, 2019
Total Views: 66

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

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 105

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

February 15, 2019
Total Views: 157

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

December 13, 2018
Total Views: 251

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

May 16, 2018
Total Views: 68

Friday, April 6, 2018
fishing vessel

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

April 6, 2018
Total Views: 17

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

February 27, 2018
Total Views: 53

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

April 20, 2017
Total Views: 573

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

January 13, 2017
Total Views: 84

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

December 1, 2016
Total Views: 94

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

October 26, 2016
Total Views: 12