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Companies agree to $2M payout in Atlantic oil dumping case

Two shipping companies have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges related to a New Orleans-bound ship dumping oil into the Atlantic Ocean last year and pay $2 million in fines.

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The companies, Prive Overseas Marine LLC and affiliate Prive Shipping Denizsilik Tikaret, were charged Tuesday with conspiracy and obstruction of justice in connection with false information contained in the oil logbook of the tanker PS Dream. Pleaded guilty. Court records say both companies are owned by the same holding company.

Two companies have agreed to pay $2 million in fines for dumping oil from a New Orleans-bound ship. (Fox News)

According to court documents, the crew pumped oil-contaminated waste into federal waters while en route from Malaysia to New Orleans in January 2023. Evidence included information from two whistleblowers who were on the vessel and video showing oil being pumped overboard.

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The captain faces other charges in a related incident.

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