Greek ship company fined for pollution near U.S.

By Vessels

CLEOPATRA SHIPPING AGENCY, LTD. was pled guilty for breaking the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and is obliged to pay a $300, 000 and a probation period. The Greek company has to do some environmental implementations. Half of the fine goes to the employee of CLEOPATRA. Why? He reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that the company he work for is violating the rules for pollution.
The carrier ship STELLAR WIND was sailing from Spain to U.S., the Chief Engineer made discharges of bilge water and oily waste directly in the water while sailing. Illegal discharges he made were not recorded of course.
The false documents were presented to the authorities but a crew member declared the documents were manipulated.
The ocean has to be guarded from any pollution. A lot of regulations were made over the years.
The CLEOPATRA case was investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.