Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cardiff Marine Inc
Current Parent Company: 
Cardiff Marine
Penalty: 
$2,400,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
February 23, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Cardiff Marine Inc, a Liberian-registered shipping company, was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore after pleading guilty to a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. The company admitted falsifying records of illegal discharges of oily waste from the M/V Capitola, making false statements to the Coast Guard and other acts of concealment. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Cardiff to pay a $2.4 million fine and serve three years probation, subject to an environmental compliance plan that includes audits by an independent third party auditor.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Coast Guard referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Greece
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Parent: 
ocean shipping
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Parent company note: 
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