Friday, February 5, 2021
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
P&O Master On Trial in France Over Cruise Ship Sulphur Limit Violation
The U.S. Master of P&O operated cruise ship “Azura” is currently facing unprecedented charges brought against him by French prosecutors for the violation of European pollution limits. Master Evans Hoyt potentially...
Monday, September 10, 2018
First Ocean Plastics Cleanup System Launched from San Francisco
The world’s first large-scale ocean cleanup system was launched from San Francisco over the weekend to a location offshore California where it will undergo testing before its deployment to the...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
NASA Satellite Shows ‘Ship Tracks’ Over Atlantic, Pacific Oceans
The above satellite image was captured on by a NASA satellite on January 16, 2018 and shows criss-crossing cloud bands caused by ships in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off Spain and Portugal. Although...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Bulk Carrier Owner and Master Fined for Dumping Trash Off Australia
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted China Earth Shipping Incorporated, the owners of Panama flagged bulk carrier Xin Tai Hai and its master after the ship’s crew tossed bags...
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, September 23, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Monday, October 7, 2013
Satellite Imagery Busts Maersk Tanker in UK Pollution Case
At a hearing today at Truro Magistrates Court in the UK, Maersk Tankers Singapore was ordered to pay a total of £22,500 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to...
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...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Last American Coal Powered Ferry Asks Permission to Dump Ashes While Steaming
Via K&L Gates Lake Michigan Carferry, Inc., the operator of the SS Badger today filed the first ever individual permit application to authorize routine discharges from the vessel under the federal...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Puerto Rican shipping company fined in pollution cover-up case
Puerto Rican-based Epps Shipping Company was sentenced today in federal court to pay a $700,000 fine for violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and making false statements...
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Friday, July 2, 2010
Friday, April 24, 2009
Guilty Plea in Empress of The North Pollution Case
Today, Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy sentenced American West Steamboat Company, LLC for violating a Alaskan state criminal law that makes polluting state waters illegal. The charge arose out...
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