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US fines two Greek shipping companies for illegally discharging oil

The US Department of Justice announced that two Greek shipping companies, Avin International LTD and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, were sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas before Judge Marcia A. Crone on charges for several discharges of oil into the waters of Texas ports by the oil tanker M/T Nicos I.V.

US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea

The US Department of Justice announced that Navimax Corporation was fined with $2,000,000 by a federal district court for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstructing a Coast Guard investigation. Namely, the company discharged oily waste at sea.

US warns about oil shipments to Syria

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has identified nine targets in an international network through which Iran, working with Russian companies, provide barrels of oil to Syria. According to the US, a Syrian national and his Russia-based company delivered oil from Iran to Syria.

US fines company for discharging oily waste

A Singaporean shipping company was ordered to pay $1 million and serve a two-year term of probation for not maintaining an accurate oil record book. The court accused the company for breaching the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and for false statements concerning the illegal dumping of oil contaminated bilge water at sea.

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