Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fleet Management Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Fleet Management Ltd.
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 13, 2009
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
obstruction of justice
Violation Description: 

Fleet Management Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ship management firm, pleaded guilty to a criminal violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 for its role in negligently causing the discharge of more than 50,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay from the Cosco Busan when the vessel struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in dense fog on Nov. 7, 2007. Fleet Management also pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice and false statement charges for creating false and forged documents after the crash at the direction of shore-based supervisors with an intent to deceive the U.S. Coast Guard.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Coast Guard referral to the Justice Department
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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Parent company note: 
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