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Monday, January 23, 2023

Greek Ship Owner and Operator Ordered to Pay $2 Million Criminal Fine for Environmental Crimes

The Greek-based shipowner and operator of a Marshall Islands-registered bulk carrier have been ordered to pay a combined $2 million criminal fine for tampering

January 23, 2023
Total Views: 3792

Friday, August 12, 2022

Bulk Carrier Operator, Chief Engineer Caught Dumping Oily Bilge Water at Sea

Despite several successful cases brought by the United States against vessel operators and crew, oily bilge water continues to be illegally dumped at sea. In

August 12, 2022
Total Views: 8510

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Greek Ship Owner and Operator Plead Guilty to Environmental and Safety Crimes in U.S.

The Greek owner and operator of a bulk carrier are facing a criminal penalty of $1 million each after pleading guilty in U.S. federal court on Tuesday to

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 3338

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: 9396

Friday, April 22, 2022

Illegal Bilge Dumping at Sea Remains All Too Common in Shipping, Investigation Reveals

The illegal dumping of oily wastewater into the ocean from ships is likely much more widespread than previously known and largely goes unpunished, according to

April 22, 2022
Total Views: 5541

Friday, October 1, 2021

Greek Shipping Companies and Chief Engineer Charged with Concealing Deliberate Pollution from Bulk Carrier

The Greek owner and operator and a Chief Engineer were indicted in U.S. Federal Court in New Orleans Thursday for violations of environmental and safety laws

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 3333

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: 9113

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: 230

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: 232

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

February 11, 2020
Total Views: 469

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

December 18, 2019
Total Views: 151

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

October 31, 2019
Total Views: 96

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: 68

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

June 24, 2019
Total Views: 55

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

June 18, 2019
Total Views: 67

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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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

June 4, 2019
Total Views: 65

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.

May 31, 2019
Total Views: 73

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: 107

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

April 18, 2019
Total Views: 113

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: 160