Friday, June 29, 2012
Japanese shipping line slapped with $500K pollution fine
After pleading guilty March 29 in U.S. district court to charges of obstruction and violating the U.S. Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, Japanese shipping company CSL Maritime was sentenced to three years of probation and a $500,000 fine.
The crew of the M/V FD Jacques Graubart, prior to arriving at the Port of New Orleans in January 2012, pumped oily bilge water into the sea without using required pollution prevention equipment. The crew attempted to hide the crime by falsifying the ship's oil records.
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