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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

Horizon Lines Whistleblower Captain Receives Million Dollar Award

Punitive damages awarded for “reprehensible conduct” On July 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded more than $1million to former Horizon Lines Captain John Loftus. Loftus was fired in 2013 for reporting to regulators what he believed to be safety violations on the ship he sailed as Master. Loftus was removed from his post … Continue Reading