Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Irika Shipping S.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Irika Shipping
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
September 21, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, to pay a $4 million penalty, which included a $3 million criminal fine and $1 million in organizational community service payments to fund various marine environmental projects. Judge Motz also sentenced Irika to serve the maximum of five years probation, subject to following a compliance program that includes audits by an independent firm and oversight by a court appointed monitor.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department multiagency referral
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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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