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Company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water crimes in US

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Rear Admiral William D. Baumgartner, Commander, 7th Coast Guard District, and John Sall, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, announced the sentencing of one of the Florida’s corporation, for oil pollution and ballast water crimes.

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New legislation could lead to emission tests on Bosphorus vessels

A legislation passed by the Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA) yesterday could mean vessels in the Bosphorus being subject to emission inspections and fines for the use of highly pollutant fuels.

ISTKA will join forces with the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to design a feasibility study to identify heavy polluters among strait traffic. Under the new legislation, suspect vessels will then be required to have their emissions measured by authorities, according to Turkey’s Today’s Zaman.

 

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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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Greek Shipowner cops plea, agrees to pay $2 million criminal penalty

Greek Shipowner pleaded guilty 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 U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. Read more »

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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