MIAMI, Fla. Princess Cruise Line Ordered to Pay $40 Million for Illegal Dumping of Oil Contaminated Waste and Falsifying Records in largest ever for this type of crime DOJ #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of #oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to conceal the discharges #AceNewsDesk

Cruise Line Ordered to Pay $40 Million for Illegal Dumping of Oil Contaminated Waste and Falsifying Records 04/19/2017 12:00 AM EDT

The sentence was imposed today by U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Seitz in Miami.

Judge Seitz also ordered that $1 million be awarded to a British engineer, who first reported the illegal discharges to the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), which in turn provided the evidence to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The newly hired engineer on the Caribbean Princess reported that a so-called “magic pipe” had been used on Aug. 23, 2013, to illegally discharge oily waste off the…

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