Shipping Co. Settles EPA Action Over PCB-Laden Ship

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Global Shipping LLC and an affiliate have paid federal watchdogs roughly $520,000 to settle allegations the companies illegally transported and disposed of a ship containing toxic materials.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled an administrative complaint against Global Shipping and Global Marketing Systems Inc., assessing penalties for the allegedly illegal export of a cruise ship that contained polychlorinated biphenyls.

The agency leveled a $486,000 fine at Global Shipping, which purchased and held the ship, and hit its subsidiary with an additional $32,500 penalty for participating in...
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