Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Columbia Shipmanagement
Penalty: 
$10,400,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
July 23, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Two shipping firms based in Germany and Cyprus were sentenced in federal court in Newark, N.J., to pay a $10.4 million penalty for felony obstruction of justice charges and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships related to the deliberate concealment of vessel pollution from four ships that visited ports in New Jersey, Delaware and Northern California, the U.S. Attorney's Offices in New Jersey and Delaware, the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Coast Guard announced.

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: 
Cyprus
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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