Tanker To Pay $37M For Dumping

Law360, New York (March 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. on Monday received a record-setting $37 million fine for dumping oil and sludge along U.S. shores in a scheme uncovered by 12 whistleblowers.

OSG pled guilty to emitting toxic waste from 12 oil tankers between June 2001 and March 2006, and agreed to strike the largest-ever plea bargain for voluntary vessel pollution, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Each of the 12 crew members who reported the dumping will receive $437,500 under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the DOJ said....
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