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In a recent decision, Judge Dever III for the Eastern District of N.C. fined Cooperative Success Maritime S.A. $850,000 for illegally dumping waste into the ocean during its transatlantic voyages. The company will also have to pay $150,000 to the Fish and Wildlife Fund.

WASHINGTON—Cooperative Success Maritime S.A., the operator of the M/T Chem Faros, a 21,145 gross-ton ocean-going cargo ship that regularly transported cargo between foreign ports and the United States, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today in federal court for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), and to making material false statements, the Justice Department announced. U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III for the Ea … Read More