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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


German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain


Federal court rules that ocean-dumping law and regs provide fair notice of proscribed conduct
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has refused to dismiss criminal ocean-dumping charges against a commercial fishing company and two men serving as chief engineer, thereby rejecting defendants’ argument that the criminal indictment failed to state a clear offense under the law because the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and regulations did not clearly enough define certain terms


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


Fifth Circuit affirms ruling that Corps is liable for Katrina damage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) liable to several Louisiana property owners for its negligent work maintaining a shipping channel between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, which purportedly caused billions of dollars in damage as the result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005


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


Ninth Circuit upholds California’s offshore pollution rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels


Shipping company to pay $1 million penalty for ocean dumping, false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Taiwan, USA
  • April 15 2011

A federal court has ordered a Taiwan-based shipping corporation to pay a $1 million criminal penalty after it entered a guilty plea to making false statements, failing to keep adequate records and knowingly discharging oily bilge waste into the ocean without using required pollution-prevention equipment


Ninth Circuit blocks Alaska highway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision that struck down the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) record of decision and the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to grant a right of way for an access project adding 51 miles to an Alaska highway