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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 (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. Read more »

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.

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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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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Guilty Plea and Fine in Pollution Case

U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall and Oregon Attorney General John Kroger jointly announced that the owner and operator of a Cyprus-based vessel pleaded guilty today to felony oil pollution charges. The Company was pleaded guilty to one count each of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, and knowingly making false statements to the U.S. Coast Guard. As part of the plea agreement, the companies agreed to pay a $750,000 fine. Half of the fine – $375,000 – will go to the Oregon Governor’s Fund for the Environment, which is dedicated to local environmental cleanup and restoration efforts focused on preserving and protecting Oregon’s rivers, watersheds, and fish and wildlife.

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Sentences in US for Marpol Violations

Other sentences were issued in the last four months in US due to Marpol Violations.

A Chief Engineer  was sentenced to six months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for obstructing a Coast Guard inspection that took place in May 2010 aboard a Liberian-operated cargo ship at the Port of Baltimore. In a related case, the ship-owner and operator of the vessel previously pleaded guilty to obstructing a Coast Guard examination and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. The company was sentenced in February 2011 to pay a $2.4 million fine, and to serve three years probation, subject to an environmental compliance plan that includes audits by an independent third party auditor.

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