Korean shipping company pleads guilty to environmental crimes

A Korean shipping company pled guilty on January 12, 2012 to three felonies involving environmental crimes violations.

The Company  was sentenced by a federal judge in Honolulu to pay a $1.1 million dollar fine . $250,000 of which will be used to improve Hawaii’s coral reefs.

The company admitted to dumping oily bilge waste into the waters off Hawaii, and tried to cover it up by falsifying the ship’s record book.

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