The Justice Department and the U.S. Coast Guard have recently announced that Arab Ship Management Ltd., a Jordan-based shipping company, has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. According to the plea agreement, Arab Ship Management must pay a criminal penalty totaling $500,000. The company has also been placed on probation for two years, which forbids Arab Ship Management’s ships from calling on United States ports. “The defendant violated environmental laws that protect our marine environment from harmful pollution,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware Charles M. Oberly ... Read More
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