OMI Corporation of Stamford, Ct. announced that it has learned that a former Master and former Chief Engineer of one of its vessels entered pleas of guilty in U.S. District Court
in Newark, New Jersey
, to violations of U.S. law involving false statements to the Coast Guard during a vessel's port call in New Jersey on September 10, 2001. OMI Corporation
has cooperated with the investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office in Newark, New Jersey.
Last November, the company issued a Fleet Alert to its ships reaffirming its commitment to environmental compliance and has been reviewing its policies, directives, and practices with a view toward implementing any additional safeguards as warranted under the circumstances. At this time, the Company cannot predict the scope or duration of this investigation.