Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty to Maintaining False ORB

Monday, August 21, 2006
The US Attorney for the Central District of California has stated that the chief engineer on a tanker pleaded guilty to a felony count of failing to maintain an accurate oil record book (ORB). The chief engineer also admitted that on numerous occasions he directed other engine room personnel to use a hose to bypass the oily water separator (OWS) and discharge oil-contaminated bilge water and sludge into the ocean. He faces up to six years in prison. Source: HK Law

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