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污染海域,日本航运公司获罚100万美元

作者: 发布时间:2018-05-13 浏览量:365

污染海域,日本航运公司获罚100万美元
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来源:American Shipper 2018-05-11
翻译:国际海事信息网 黄子倩 宋文烨 张运鸿
 
        新田汽船承认去年曾故意排放含油舱底水至北卡罗来纳州附近领海。
 
        美国司法部说,一联邦地区法院周四做出裁定,因刻意隐瞒旗下一船舶去年向北卡罗来纳州附近海域排放含油舱底水一事,日本航运公司新田汽船株式会社被处罚金100万美元。
 
        排放废水的是“大西洋绿洲”号(Atlantic Oasis),负责向北卡罗来纳州威尔明顿港运送钢材。该船前轮机长Jihnyun Youn已因篡改船用油类记录簿而获刑。
 
       在法庭上,该公司承认其轮机员未就违法从船舶燃油与滑油净化系统排放含油废水、从舱底水存储舱及船舶舱底排放含油舱底水两事进行记录。
 
        2017年5月17日,在海岸警卫队对该船的检查中,一名初级轮机员向检查人员透露了他们是如何在轮机长的指示下排放废水的。这名船员还向检查人员展示了排放废水所用软管的藏匿位置。
 
        起初,轮机长Youn未向海岸警卫队检查人员透露实情,但随后招认。据司法部消息,他被处以一年缓刑,罚款5500美元。
 
        除了罚款,新田汽船还被处以三年的考核期,并被勒令执行一项受法庭批准的环境法规遵从计划。
 
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Japanese carrier nets $1 million fine for pollution
 
Nitta Kisen Kaisha admits deliberately discharging oily bilge into the waters off North Carolina last year.
 
The U.S. Justice Department said Japanese ocean carrier Nitta Kisen Kaisha was fined $1 million by a federal district court on Thursday for the cover-up of one of its ships deliberately discharging oily bilge last year into the waters off North Carolina.
 
The discharges were made from the ship Atlantic Oasis, which delivered steel products to North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington. The ship’s former chief engineer, Jihnyun Youn, already has been convicted and sentenced for falsifying the ship’s oil record book.
 
In court, the company admitted that its engineers failed to document the illegal discharge of oily wastes from the vessel’s fuel and lubrication oil purifier systems, as well as discharges of oily bilge waste from the bilge holding tank and from the vessel’s bilges. 
 
During a Coast Guard inspection of the ship on May 17, 2017, a junior engineering crewman provided information to the inspectors about how the oily wastes were being discharged under the chief engineer’s orders. The crewman also showed the Coast Guard inspectors where the hoses that were used for the discharges were hidden on the ship. 
 
At first, Youn lied to the Coast Guard inspectors about the discharges, but then admitted the activity. He was placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay a $5,500 fine, the Justice Department said.
 
In addition to the fine, Nitta also was placed on a three-year probation and ordered to implement a court-approved environmental compliance plan. 

来源:simic