Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pacific International Lines
Current Parent Company: 
Pacific International Lines
Penalty: 
$2,200,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
February 22, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Pacific International Lines, a Singapore-based container ship company, was sentenced in D.C. federal court under the terms of a plea agreement that required the company to pay $2.2 million in criminal penalties. Pacific International Lines previously pleaded guilty to three felony charges that it made false statements to the U.S. Coast Guard and violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by concealing illegal waste water operations and discharges in a falsified oil record book - a required log in which all overboard discharges must be recorded - and operating a vessel in waters of the United States without a functioning oil water separator (a required pollution control device).

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: 
Singapore
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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