USA – German Shipping Operator Mineralien Sentenced to Pay $3.2 Million for pollution case

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST), pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Portland, Maine, for obstruction of justice and for maintaining false official records to conceal deliberate pollution from one of its ships, the M/V Marguerita, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey B. Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment…

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Trump Signs “Save Our Seas Act of 2018” – Bill to Improve International Cooperation on Ocean Trash Cleanup

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) President Donald Trump signed something that’s good for the ocean. It’s called The Save Our Seas Act, and it puts funding in place for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program. The program works to reduce debris through research, prevention and reduction. The Save our Seas legislation keeps the program going by continuing…

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United States Vs Inchcape Shipping – $20 million settlement re Overcharging the US Navy for ship husbanding

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, Inchcape) have agreed to pay US$20,000,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Navy under contracts for ship husbanding services, the Department of Justice announced today.  Inchcape is a marine services contractor headquartered in the United…

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US Navy: Naval Shipyard wasted $21m on equipment, Gear and vehicles for Unauthorized Security Force

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Senior security personnel at Norfolk Naval Shipyard established an unauthorized armed police force and wasted as much as $21 million in manpower, stockpiled vehicles and other gear, including a high-speed boat, for more than a decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a Naval Sea Systems Command investigation. The investigation, obtained by The…

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Why Do U.S. Navy Ships Keep Crashing?

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The déjà vu collision of the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker near Singapore was the Navy’s fourth serious incident in the western Pacific this year, and mirrored a similar disaster in June that claimed the lives of seven sailors off the coast of Japan. In January, the USS Antietam ran aground near Yokosuka, Japan, where the U.S.…

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U.S. Navy Rear Admiral sentenced to prison

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau was sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators to conceal his illicit 20-year relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the owner of Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), the foreign defense contractor at the center of a major bribery and fraud scandal. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco…

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