Chandris hit with $1m pollution fine

Chandris hit with $1m pollution fine

Greek owner Chandris has agreed to pay a $1m fine for dumping pollution into the Texas Gulf Coast. The owner pleased guilty at a Texas court to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

The chief engineer of the  Sestrea -an LR product tanker Chandris operated – failed to document that the ship had dumped directly into the sea oily waste that should have been disposed through a separator aboard the vessel or burned in the ship’s incinerator.

Chandris was also sentenced to three years of probation.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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