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

April 22, 2021
Total Views: 9012

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: 137

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: 166

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Maritime News

Bernhard Schulte to Pay $1.75 Million Fine Related to Illegal Discharges

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement has been sentenced to pay a $1.75 million criminal fine after pleading guilty to a felony charge related to illegal discharges from one of its vessels. The...

February 11, 2020
Total Views: 237

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Maritime News

New Bedford-Based Fishing Vessel Owner and Operator Fined $1 Million for Illegal Discharges

The owner and operator of a New Bedford, Massachusetts-based fishing vessel fleet have been fined $1 million after pleading guilty to discharging oily bilge water from the vessels’ engine rooms....

December 18, 2019
Total Views: 66

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Charges Foreign Shipping Companies, Engineer Over Illegal Dumping

The U.S. Justice Department has charged two foreign shipping companies and a first assistant engineer related to the alleged illegal dumping oily bilge water from a tanker near San Francisco’s...

October 31, 2019
Total Views: 48

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: 50

Monday, June 24, 2019
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Maritime News

Portuguese Shipping Company to Pay $1.5 Million Criminal Fine in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case in U.S.

Portuguese shipping company Portline Bulk International has pleaded guilty in federal court Charleston, South Carolina to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and one count...

June 24, 2019
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Charges Greek Ship Operator and Two Engineers Over Oily Waste Dumping, Cover-Up

The United States has charged a Greek cargo ship operator and two of its chief engineers with environmental crimes for allegedly failing to record the illegal dumping of oily waste into international...

June 18, 2019
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Cruise Ships

Carnival to Pay $20 Million Fine After Admitting to Probation Violations in U.S.

Prince Cruise Lines and its parent company Carnival Cruise Lines have been ordered to pay a $20 million criminal fine after admitting to violating the terms of its probation stemming from a...

June 4, 2019
Total Views: 33

Friday, May 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Russian Captain Acquitted of MARPOL Violations in U.S.

A jury in the Western District of Louisiana has acquitted the Russian Master of an oil tanker on all charges related to illegal discharges from the vessel. After spending more...

May 31, 2019
Total Views: 41

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: 52

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Maritime News

d’Amico Shipping to Pay $4 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges and Cover-Up

Italy-based shipping company d’Amico Shipping will pay a $4 million fine and serve probation in the United States after admitting to investigators that one of its ships discharged oily waste...

April 18, 2019
Total Views: 62

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: 100

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Interesting

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: 94

Monday, November 5, 2018
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Maritime News

Repeat Offender MST to Pay $3.2. Million Criminal Fine in U.S. ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

German shipping company MST Mineralien Schiffahrt (MST) will pay a $3.2 million fine after pleading guilty to obstructing justice and falsifying oil record books in order to conceal pollution from...

November 5, 2018
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Interesting

Singapore Shipping Company Sentenced Pay $1 Million Fine for Illegal Dumping in Hawaii

A Singaporean shipping company has been sentenced to pay a fine of $1 million and serve two years of probation for failing to maintain an accurate oil record book and...

July 17, 2018
Total Views: 6

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

May 16, 2018
Total Views: 27

Friday, April 6, 2018
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News

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: 8

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Maritime News

Tanker Operator Blames Captain for Dumping Crimes

The operator of a tanker busted for illegally dumping oily water and garbage waste at sea says the Master of the tanker “acted unilaterally” and against company policy.  As gCaptain...

February 28, 2018
Total Views: 102