Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Italian Shipping Firm to Pay $2.75 Million Fine Over Magic Pipe Pollution Case
An Italian shipping firm has pleaded guilty and agrees to pay a $2.75 million criminal penalty for falsifying oil record books in relation to the use of a so-called 'magic pipe' aboard one of its ships.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Car Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case
The chief engineer of a NYK Line car carrier has pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, to obstruction of justice and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Arab Ship Management Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case
Jordan-based Arab Ship Management has pleaded guilty in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships stemming from a so-called ‘magic pipe’ incident onboard one of their livestock carriers.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ship Operator in Texas Spill on Probation for ‘Magic Pipe’ Pollution Case
The operator of the bulk carrier that collided with a barge carrying fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel was on probation for a 2011 federal pollution violation.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Odfjell Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case, Faces Prison
Singapore-based shipping company Odfjell Asia has pleaded guilty to federal pollution charges and agreed pay a $1.2 million fine in relation to yet another "magic pipe" case onboard one of their ships.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Marine Managers Frustrated Over Alleged Magic Pipe Incident
Captain Marcos Papadopoulos, a 50-year maritime industry veteran and CEO of Greek shipping firm, Marine Managers Ltd. expressed nothing but absolute frustration in a phone call this morning over an alleged...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Diana Shipping Sentenced to Pay $1.1 Million Fine Over ‘Magic Pipe’ Conviction
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) said this week that its subsidiary, Diana Shipping Services, has been sentenced to pay a $1.1 million fine and serve 3.5 years probation.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Diana Shipping and Shipboard Engineers Convicted in “Magic Pipe” Case
Chief Engineer Ioannis Prokakis and 2nd Engineer Antonios Boumpoutelos, both Greek citizens, along with their employer, Diana Shipping Services S.A., were judged guilty yesterday in a U.S. district court on...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Columbia Shipmanagement Fined $10.4 Million for Oil Pollution at Sea Violations [UDPATE]
Note: This article has been reposted from March 22, 2013, with an update that the sentence was handed down yesterday, July 23, 2013. Shipping firms Columbia Shipmanagement GmbH (CSM-D) and...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
PIL Sentenced to Pay $2.2 Million for Environmental Crimes
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. this week sentenced the Singapore-based container shipping company, Pacific International Lines (PIL), to pay $2.2 million as part of a plea agreement stemming from illegal...
Friday, November 2, 2012
German Shipowners Plead Guilty in “Magic Pipe” Case
WASHINGTON – Two German shipping companies pleaded guilty today in federal court in Houston to criminal charges that they concealed the illegal dumping of oil at sea using the infamous...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Cleopatra Shipping Agency Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case
VESSEL COMPANY ADMITS POLLUTION BATON ROUGE, LA (September 12, 2012) – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr., announced that, yesterday, CLEOPATRA SHIPPING AGENCY, LTD., a Greek vessel management company,...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Abracadabra! Italian Shipowner, Chief Engineer Pull Jail Time and Fine From “Magic Pipe”
A federal court in Mobile, AL on Wednesday handed down a stiff fine and jail time to an Italian-based shipping company and one of it’s Chief Engineers who had been...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Bilge Dump CSI: AIS Helps ID Vessel Responsible for Oil Slick Off Angola
On April 6th, satellite-image-monitoring-environmental group SkyTruth identified a 92-mile slick off Congo and Angola captured in the above photo that was likely the result of a discharge of oily bilge...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Greek Operator Sentenced to Pay $2 Million for Oil Pollution Cover-Up and Obstruction of Justice
Greek shipowner Ilios Shipping Company S.A. was sentenced today in federal court in New Orleans to pay a fine of $2 million for intentionally trying to cover-up oil pollution from...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Italian Shipowner and Chief Engineer Charged in “Magic Pipe” Case
Italian-based shipping company Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.P.A., owner and operator of the M/V Bottiglieri Challenger, and Vito La Forgia, the vessel’s chief engineer, have been charged in a four-count...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Whistle-Blowing Seafarer Stands to Earn 6-Figure Reward, $1.2M Fine Assessed to Shipowners
Shipping Companies Plead Guilty to Charges of Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes WASHINGTON – Two corporations pleaded guilty yesterday in separate hearings in Baltimore for their role in managing...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
U.S. Charges New Zealand Fishing Company Alleging Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Justice
A New Zealand fishing company has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating environmental laws and obstruction of justice. The case is the latest in a crackdown...
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