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Il Principio di Pareto è valido anche per la statistica degli inquinamenti in USA (1989-2009)

Ogni anno, la Coast Guard analizza migliaia di incidenti che hanno causato conseguenti inquinamenti nelle acque degli Stati Uniti. I rapporti di investigazione dimostrano che, ogni anno, più del 70% del volume degli inquinamenti è attribuibile a meno di 20 incidenti. Il rapporto della USCG descrive igli incidenti più significativi, a cominciare dal 1989, l’anno del più vasto inquinamento di idrocarburi nelle acque territoriali Statunitensi, l’incaglio della EXXON VALDEZ. Continua »

Italian Ship Owner and Chief Engineer Sentenced in Alabama for Crimes Related to Illegal Discharges from Cargo Ship Company Sentenced to Pay $1.3 Million Criminal Penalty

A shipping company headquartered in Italy and the chief engineer of one of its ships were sentenced today in federal court in Mobile, Ala., for deliberately falsifying records to conceal discharges of oily wastewater from the ship directly into the sea. The shipping company  was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ginny Granade in the Southern District of Alabama to pay a $1 million criminal fine, serve four years of probation, and make a $300,000 community service payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The company must also fund and implement a comprehensive environmental compliance plan during the term of probation. Chief Engineer  was sentenced by Judge Granade to one month in jail. Continua »

Greek Shipping Company Sentenced in New Orleans to Pay $2 Million for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution and Obstruction of Justice

Another Sentence in the US for the Marpol Violation (nr 4th since 01 January 2012)

Greek Shipping Company was sentenced today in federal court in New Orleans for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno and Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Continua »

Shipping Companies Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

Two Shipping Corporations Plead Guilty and Are Sentenced in Maryland for Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes; Companies Each Sentenced to Pay $1.2 Million, Including $550,000 to Benefit Chesapeake Bay.

Two corporations pleaded guilty today in separate hearings in Baltimore for their role in managing and owning a ship engaged in deliberate discharges of waste oil and plastic garbage. The companies were each sentenced by U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis to pay $1.2 million and serve three years of probation during which they will be required to implement a government approved environmental plan that includes audits conducted by an independent firm and review by a court appointed monitor. Continua »

La “Politica Volontaria di autodenuncia dei Crimini Ambientali” emessa della USCG

Negli ultimi tempi è crescituo un certo consenso nell’ambito del settore marittimo, come risulta da linee guida emesse da BIMCO, INTERTANKO, ICS, e dallo Standard P &I Club, della necessità per gli armatori e gli operatori di implementare robusti piani di conformità ambientale, se vogliono evitare la escalation di sanzioni penali e dei rischi crescenti operativi associati alla non conformità della convenzione MARPOL.

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