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Whistleblower Disclosure Leads to Three Crew Members Convicted and $2 Million in Criminal Penalties for the Vessel Operator

APPS / MARPOL Whistleblower, ocean pollutionThree whistleblowers could be eligible for up to 50% of the $1,000,000 fine issued to Aegean Shipping Management SA for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. The disclosures by the whistleblowers resulted in the conviction of two vessel engineers, criminal penalties for the vessel operator and conviction of the ship’s captain. … Continue Reading

German Shipping Companies Convicted of Violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from ShipsShip failed to make entries in oil record book and had a “magic hose” on deck. Two German shipping companies that owned and operated the Motor Vessel (M/V) Nils B, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges the vessel violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS). The case was held in a federal court in San … Continue Reading
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