IMC Shipping Pleads Guilty In Alaska Oil Spill Suit

Law360, New York (August 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The owner of a vessel that spilled more than 300,000 gallons of oil off the coast of Alaska in 2004, killing thousands of seabirds, pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday to three criminal counts.

Singapore-based IMC Shipping Co. Pte. Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of illegally discharging refuse matter of and one count of killing migratory birds. Documents filed with the court on Tuesday indicate that IMC has also agreed to pay a penalty of $10 million.

The charges were brought...
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