Shipping Company & Chief Engineer Plead Guilty
Friday, September 21, 2007
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release stating that a shipping company and a chief engineer pleaded guilty in connection with improper dumping of oily waste water. The company pleaded guilty to conspiracy, violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, and two counts of obstruction of justice. The chief engineer pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. The company has agreed to pay a criminal fine of $1.75m and to serve a three-year term of probation, during which time its ships will be banned from U.S. waters. The chief engineer has agreed to serve a five-month term in prison.
Source: HK Law