M/V Joanna case ruling

Pacific Carriers hit with $12 million fine for pollution case felony offenses

In a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Singapore based Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) was yesterday sentenced to pay a fine of $12,000,000 after pleading

Wakashio officers “could face 60 years prison”

Yesterday, after being moved to a sea area designated by the Mauritius authorities, the forepart of the ill-fated Panamanian-flag bulker Wakashio was scuttled, almost exactly one month after its July 25 grounding

USCG is to crack down on small passenger vessel fire safety

USCG plans changes in tank vessel financial responsibility rules

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on a proposal to expand regulations on vessel financial responsibility for tank vessels greater than 100 gross

Port of Auckland has been fined in a dock worker death case

Unix Line to pay $1.65 million in pollution case

Singapore-based Unix Line Pte Ltd., the primary ship management arm of MOL Chemical Tankers, is to pay a fine of $1.65 million in the case in which crew members onboard the Zao

LNG exports pause challenged

Reefer owner, manager to pay $1.8 million in pollution plea deal

Two Athens, Greece, based companies are to pay a $1.8 million criminal penalty under a plea agreement in relation to various charges involving the 13,049 gt, 1991-built, Bahamas-flagged refrigerated cargo containership Nederland

Bulker operator cops plea in “magic pipe” case

Lisbon, Portugal, based Portline Bulk International S.A .yesterday pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and one count

Probation violations cost Carnival $20 million

Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. and its parent, Carnival Corporation were today ordered to pay a $20 million criminal penalty and will be subject to enhanced supervision after admitting to violations of probation

Guilty plea in pollution case

Pollution and lying bring $4 million fine, four years probation

Two Marousi, Greece, based companies — Avin International and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises — will pay a $4 million fine and serve a four-year term of probation on charges relating to

Guilty plea in pollution case

Indictment issued in pollution cover up case

A federal grand jury in Wilmington, Del., has returned a six-count indictment charging Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Nederland Shipping Corporation, and Chief Engineer Vasileios Mazarakis with failing to keep accurate pollution control records,

Guilty plea in pollution case

D’Amico to pay $4 million fine for polluting and lying

D’Amico Shipping Italia S.p.A. yesterday admitted discharging oily waste and other pollutants into the sea and then lying about it, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of New Craig Carpenito and