Dec 17th, 2014

CARGO SHIP CHIEF ENGINEER CONVICTED OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND WITNESS TAMPERING.

The former chief engineer of the cargo ship Trident Navigator (IMO N° 9206073) a 2000 Bulk Carrier, was convicted in federal court after a week-long trial of knowingly falsifying the ship’s oil record book (ORB), obstruction of justice, and witness tampering in connection with the use of a “magic hose” to improperly discharge oily waste water overboard. The operator of the vessel previously pleaded guilty to falsifying the ORB and obstruction of justice and paid a $900,000 criminal penalty. 

Source: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/cargo-ship-chief-engineer-convicted-environmental-crimes-obstruction-justice-and-witness