Wednesday, June 21, 2017
News

Two Shipping Companies to Pay $1.9 Million Fine Over Illegal Dumping, Cover-Up

Two international shipping companies have pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Beaumont, Texas to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice related to...

June 21, 2017
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Maritime News

New U.S. Justice Dept. Policy May Affect Community Service Payments in MARPOL Plea Agreements

By H. Allen Black – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a new policy that may curtail the long-standing practice of requiring vessel owners and operators facing charges under...

June 14, 2017
Total Views: 16

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Interesting

Whistleblower in Record ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case Gets $1 Million Payout

A U.S. District Judge in Miami on Wednesday sentenced Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution –...

April 20, 2017
Total Views: 109

Friday, February 24, 2017
News

Chief Engineers Convicted in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

A federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina convicted two chief engineers of the vessel, TV Green Sky, on pollution charges related to use of a ‘magic pipe’. Herbert Julian, who...

February 24, 2017
Total Views: 25

Friday, January 13, 2017
Maritime News

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $2.7 Million in “Magic Pipe” Pollution Case

Two Greek shipping companies have been sentenced to pay corporate penalties totaling $2.7 million in yet another “magic pipe” pollution case in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said...

January 13, 2017
Total Views: 19

Thursday, December 8, 2016
News

High-Ranking Ship Engineers Sentenced to Prison in ‘Magic Pipe’ Cover Up Case

Two high-ranking ship engineers were sentenced to prison Thursday after being convicted using a so-called “magic pipe” to illegally dump oil sludge and wastewater overboard from their ship and then...

December 8, 2016
Total Views: 17

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Interesting

Carnival’s Princess Cruises to Pay Record $40 Million Over Illegal Dumping, Cover Up

Carnival Corporation’s Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from illegal oil dumping at sea and intentional acts to cover it up, the U.S....

December 1, 2016
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Maritime News

German Shipping Companies Plead Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

Two German shipping companies are the latest to plead guilty in U.S. federal court to environmental crimes related to the use of a so-called ‘magic pipe’ aboard one of their...

October 26, 2016
Total Views: 4

Monday, October 24, 2016
Maritime News

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $1.5 Million in Pollution Case

Ship Discharged Oily Waste on Voyage from China to Seattle; False Log Books given to Coast Guard Inspectors A district judge in Seattle, Washington has sentenced the owner and operator...

October 24, 2016
Total Views: 17

Monday, September 5, 2016
Maritime News

Two Greek Shipping Companies, Engineers Convicted in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

A federal jury in Greenville, North Carolina, has convicted Oceanic Illsabe Limited, Oceanfleet Shipping Limited and two of their employees of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS),...

September 5, 2016
Total Views: 11

Monday, April 11, 2016
Maritime News

DSD Shipping Sentenced to Pay $2.5 Million Over Illegal Discharges

Norwegian shipping company DSD Shipping has been sentenced to pay a total penalty of $2.5 million as a result of its convictions in Mobile, Alabama, for obstructing justice, violating the...

April 11, 2016
Total Views: 9

Friday, March 18, 2016
Maritime News

Two More Shipping Companies Busted for Using Magic Pipe

Two German shipping companies have pleaded guilty to environmental crimes related to the use of a so-called “magic pipe” to bypass one of its ship’s pollution prevention equipment. The U.S....

March 18, 2016
Total Views: 12

Friday, March 11, 2016
Maritime News

Shipping Companies, Engineers Charged with Environmental Crimes in Seattle

A grand jury in Seattle has indicted two shipping companies and two engineers for crimes related to the illegal discharge of oily wastewater from the Cyprus-flagged MV Gallia Graeca. U.S....

March 11, 2016
Total Views: 3

Monday, February 22, 2016
Maritime News

Tanker Captain Pleads Guilty to Felony Obstruction in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case

A Filipino ship captain has pleaded guilty to one felony count for obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard investigation into pollution crimes aboard his ship. Genaro Anciano, 52, who was the...

February 22, 2016
Total Views: 3

Monday, June 15, 2015
News

DSD Shipping, Engineers Hit with Second Indictment Over Illegal Discharges

  DSD Shipping and four of its employees have been hit with a second indictment relating to illegal discharges from one of the company’s vessels. [contextly_sidebar id=”kDdtGuhBl9PrCXvwyB1KuDwaqoomzFpy”]Last week, a federal...

June 15, 2015
Total Views: 10

Thursday, May 14, 2015
News

Magic Pipe – Norwegian Operator, Engineers Charged with Environmental Crimes

A federal grand jury in Mobile, Alabama has returned a seven-count indictment against a Norwegian shipping company and four of its employees with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from...

May 14, 2015
Total Views: 5

Monday, March 9, 2015
Maritime News

Italian Shipping Firm Sentenced to $2.75 Million Criminal Fine Over ‘Magic Pipe’

Italian shipping firm Carbonfin S.p.A. has been sentenced to pay an overall criminal penalty of $2.75 million for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships stemming from the use of a so-called 'magic pipe' aboard one of its ships.

March 9, 2015
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
News

Car Carrier Chief Engineer Sentenced to Prison Over ‘Magic Pipe’

The chief engineer of a car carrier has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland to obstruction of justice and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

February 24, 2015
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Maritime News

German Ship Operator, Chief Engineer Plead Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Cases

A German shipping company and the chief engineer of a car carrier it operated have been charged with environmental crimes in two separate cases in Alaska and Oregon relating to the illegal discharge of oil into U.S. waters by way of a magic pipe.

February 18, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, February 2, 2015
News

Japanese Operator to Pay $1.8 Million Over ‘Magic Pipe’

The operator of a car carrier calling at Port of Baltimore has plead guilty and was sentenced to pay $1.8 million over charges stemming from the use of a so-called magic pipe.

February 2, 2015
Total Views: 4