Engineering Officer Pleads Guilty to Obstructing USCG Investigation

Monday, September 29, 2003
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

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