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Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator


Failure to report barge leak is continuing criminal violation of PWSA, says Sixth Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

In a split decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a failure to promptly report a barge leak was a "continuing" criminal violation of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PSWA


Shipping company sentenced to pay $700,000 criminal penalty for ocean dumping and false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

A federal court has sentenced a Puerto Rican-based shipping company to pay a $700,000 criminal penalty for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard inspectors


Shipping firms sentenced to pay $1 million criminal fine
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

A federal court in Louisiana has sentenced four corporations which owned and operated a fleet of vessels that regularly visited New Orleans to pay a $1 million criminal fine; the court also prohibited them from doing business in the United States for five years for repeated ocean dumping violations


Florida shipping company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Miami, Florida-based shipping company to five years of probation and a $1-million fine after the company pleaded guilty to oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes


Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean


Federal court fines shipping companies $2.4 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly ordered two shipping companies to pay a total of $2.4 million in criminal fines after they pleaded guilty to four felony counts for multiple deliberate releases of waste oil and plastic garbage into the ocean from a cargo ship over a period of nine months


Former ship’s chief engineer pleads guilty in federal court to ocean dumping and cover-up
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The former chief engineer of a tuna fishing vessel owned by Sanford Ltd. pleaded guilty April 17, 2012, in federal court in the District of Columbia to a criminal violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS ) for dumping “oily bilge waste” from the vessel directly into the sea without using mandatory pollution prevention equipment and for lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators


EPA to re-examine ballast water treatment standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

EPA has agreed to re-examine ballast water treatment standards in a settlement agreement with several environmental groups after two years of litigation


Fifth Circuit agrees with Coast Guard refusal to reimburse from federal oil spill trust funds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a U.S. Coast Guard decision denying reimbursement from a federal oil spill liability trust account to a company involved in a 27,000-gallon spill in the Neches River in Texas in 2004