Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Styga Compania Naviera S.A.
Penalty: 
$1,250,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
October 21, 2009
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A Panamanian company that operated a 40,000-ton oil tanker ship that regularly made calls in multiple ports in Texas pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston for deliberately concealing pollution discharges from the ship directly into the sea. The company has agreed to pay a $1 million criminal fine along with a $250,000 community service payment to the congressionally-established National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Coast Guard referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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