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US charges companies with pollution cover-up

A court in Charleston, South Carolina has charged the Liberian company Aegean Shipping Management and Marshall Islands-registered shipowner Aegeansun Gamma, as well as three engineering officers, with conspiracy and failing to keep accurate pollution control records.

Horizon master wins large settlement after whistleblowing incident

The master of the container ship Horizon Trader has won an appeal at a US court and been awarded over $1 million in damages following a whistleblowing incident. The court found that Loftus’ right to be free of retaliation for whistleblowing was violated, and that Horizon Lines could not provide clear evidence that he would have been demoted regardless of his actions

New bill introduced for oil spills in US waters

US Senator has introduced a new bill which amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units, and for other purposes.

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