Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fleet Management
Current Parent Company: 
Fleet Management Ltd.
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
September 9, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Fleet Management Limited, a Hong Kong corporation, operated a Panamanian motor vessel named Lowlands Sumida, which arrived in the port of Point Comfort on October 6, 2009. The vessel was found to have a "dummy" or blanked off sounding tube installed in the #5 Center Fuel Oil Tank which concealed oily wastewater. Further investigation revealed discrepancies in the vessel's Oil Record Book indicating that the ship's oil water separator had been bypassed.Fleet was sentenced to 48 months probation and ordered to pay a $3 million federal fine.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Hong Kong
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Parent: 
ocean shipping
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