Shipping company, engineer admit to dumping oily bilge water off Alaska

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A German shipping company and the chief engineer on one of its vessels have agreed to plead guilty to illegally dumping oily bilge water off the coast of Alaska, Alaska Dispatch News reported. Federal prosecutors said AML Ship Management GMBH and Nicolas Sassin, chief engineer on the ship City of Tokyo, violated federal clean water law by knowingly dumping 4,500 gallons of the oily water south of the Aleutian Islands. The company and Sassin also face a separate charge of presenting false pollution oversight records to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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By Professional Mariner Staff