Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

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

September 5, 2016
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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

July 19, 2016
Total Views: 58

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

July 6, 2016
Total Views: 24

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

April 11, 2016
Total Views: 87

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

South Korean Shipping Company Fined $950,000 in Hawaii Over Illegal Discharges

A a federal judge in Hawaii has sentenced a South Korean shipping company to pay a total of $950,000 for its failure to maintain an accurate oil record

April 6, 2016
Total Views: 22

Monday, July 13, 2015
Maritime News

Former Chief Mate Sentenced to Prison in Oil Dumping Case

  The former chief mate of the Panama-flagged reefer MV Murcia Carrier has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to maintain an accurate

July 13, 2015
Total Views: 22

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Magic Pipe – Norwegian Operator, Engineers Charged with Environmental Crimes

A federal grand jury in Mobile, Alabama has returned a seven-count indictment against a Norwegian shipping company and four of its employees with violating the

May 14, 2015
Total Views: 22

Monday, March 9, 2015
Maritime News

Italian Shipping Firm Sentenced to $2.75 Million Criminal Fine Over ‘Magic Pipe’

Italian shipping firm Carbonfin S.p.A. has been sentenced to pay an overall criminal penalty of $2.75 million for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from

March 9, 2015
Total Views: 87

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Maritime News

German Ship Operator, Chief Engineer Plead Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Cases

A German shipping company and the chief engineer of a car carrier it operated have been charged with environmental crimes in two separate cases in Alaska and

February 18, 2015
Total Views: 2

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Chief Engineer Found Guilty of Using ‘Magic Pipe’

A federal jury in New Orleans has convicted a chief engineer of environmental crimes relating to the use of a 'magic pipe' aboard the vessel he served on in

December 18, 2014
Total Views: 109

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Italian Shipping Firm to Pay $2.75 Million Fine Over Magic Pipe Pollution Case

An Italian shipping firm has pleaded guilty and agrees to pay a $2.75 million criminal penalty for falsifying oil record books in relation to the use of a

December 17, 2014
Total Views: 76

Monday, November 17, 2014

Car Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case

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

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
morning midas car carrier

Discarded Mooring Line Results in $5000 Fine

The owners of the pure care and truck carrier (PCTC) Morning Midas have been fined A$5000 and ordered to pay costs after the Melbourne Magistrates Court ruled

July 22, 2014
Total Views: 13

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Addressing Grey Water Pollution from Ships

By Wei Chen, R&D Manager, Waste Water Systems, Wa?rtsila? In 2013, fines incurred under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from

April 17, 2014
Total Views: 280

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Columbia Shipmanagement Fined $10.4 Million for Oil Pollution at Sea Violations [UDPATE]

Note: This article has been reposted from March 22, 2013, with an update that the sentence was handed down yesterday, July 23, 2013.  Shipping firms Columbia

July 24, 2013
Total Views: 335

Thursday, August 16, 2012
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New Zealand Fishing Company Gets Nailed for Falsifying Oil Records

WASHINGTON –A federal jury in Washington, D.C., today returned guilty verdicts against Sanford Ltd., a New Zealand fishing company, on six counts of

August 16, 2012
Total Views: 23

Monday, May 21, 2012

Captain Found Guilty in MARPOL Misstep

The former captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier M/V Gaurav Prem that discharged hundreds of plastic pipes into the ocean, has been convicted by a jury in

May 21, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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Greek Operator Sentenced to Pay $2 Million for Oil Pollution Cover-Up and Obstruction of Justice

Greek shipowner Ilios Shipping Company S.A. was sentenced today in federal court in New Orleans to pay a fine of $2 million for intentionally trying to

March 27, 2012
Total Views: 68

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Italian Shipowner and Chief Engineer Charged in “Magic Pipe” Case

Italian-based shipping company Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.P.A., owner and operator of the M/V Bottiglieri Challenger, and Vito La Forgia, the

March 6, 2012
Total Views: 19

Thursday, January 26, 2012
MV Aquarosa

Whistle-Blowing Seafarer Stands to Earn 6-Figure Reward, $1.2M Fine Assessed to Shipowners

Shipping Companies Plead Guilty to Charges of Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes WASHINGTON – Two corporations pleaded guilty yesterday in

January 26, 2012
Total Views: 65