Oil tanker owner, operator fined $3 million for pollution crimes

May 12 2022


Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc. and Evridiki Navigation Inc. were sentenced to a total of $3 million in criminal fines and a five-year probation period after being convicted in Delaware on charges of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, falsifying ships’ documents, obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard inspection, and making false statements to inspectors, according to the Department of Justice.

The jury found that during an inspection, Liquimar, and the ship’s chief engineer, Nikolaos Vastardis, tried to deceive Coast Guard inspectors regarding the oily water separator and oil content meter, according to the Justice Department.

 



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