The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington issued a Press Release stating that an engineering officer on the M/V Hoegh Minerva pled guilty in federal court
to a felony violation related to obstructing the U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation of intentional dumping of waste oil into the ocean. The officer faces a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The investigation is ongoing regarding other parties who may be involved.
Source: HK Law