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Ocean Dumping

This archive displays posts tagged as relevant to unlawful ocean dumping and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. You may also be interested in the following pages:

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June 17, 2015

Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd, operator of the M/V Murcia Carrier, pleaded guilty to failing to maintain an accurate oil record book in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and providing false statements to the US Coast Guard concerning the vessel’s garbage record book.  The company was sentenced to pay a criminal penalty of $750,000 and placed on three years of probation.  DOJ

March 6, 2015

Italian shipping company Carbofin S.p.A. (which owns and operates the M/T Marigola) was sentenced to pay an overall criminal penalty of $2.75 million for knowingly falsifying the vessel’s oil record book in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS).  During 2013 and 2014, on numerous international voyages, senior members of the crew of the M/T Marigola directed the installation and use of a so-called “magic hose” to dispose of sludge, waste oil and oil-contaminated bilge water directly into the sea bypassing required pollution prevention equipment.  US Coast Guard inspectors learned of the violations from two junior engineering crew members of the ship.  DOJ March

January 30, 2015

The Hachiuma Steamship Co. pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships arising from the illegal disposal of oil residue and bilge water overboard the cargo vessel M/V Selene Leader. The company was ordered to pay $1.8M and placed on probation for three years during which it is to develop an environmental compliance program. $250,000 of the payment was awarded to a whistleblower on board the M/V Selene Leader who alerted the Coast Guard about the illegal activities. DOJ

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