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 and other pollutants into the sea and they then tried to cover it up. The company pleaded guilty on Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to an … [Read more...]

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...]