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...]

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 one of its ships calling in Portland, Maine, the U.S. Justice Department has announced. MST pleaded guilty in Portland, Maine last Friday to one count of violating the Act to … [Read more...]

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 false statements concerning the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water at sea. U.S. District Court Judge Helen Gillmor handed down the sentence to Hai Soon Ship Management on 12 July 2018 relating to … [Read more...]