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...]

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 reported on Tuesday, Athens-based Sea World Management and Trading Inc. and the Master of the products tanker Sea Faith pleaded guilty to two violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution … [Read more...]