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Ship Owner, Operator Fined USD 1.8 Mn for Covering Up Vessel Oil Pollution

October 17, 2019

Vessel owner Nederland Shipping Company and operator Chartworld Shipping Company pled guilty on October 15 in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, to failing to notify the US Coast Guard of a hazardous condition on one of their vessels and to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) by presenting false documents to the USCG that covered up vessel oil pollution.

The ship in question is M/V Nederland Reefer, the 13,049 gross ton, ocean-going, refrigerated cargo/container vessel built in 1991.

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