German firm hit with another fine for oily water discharge off Alaska

San Francisco: German KG company Herm Dauelsberg has been slapped with a $750,000 fine for a repeat oily discharge offence in Alaskan waters.

The company was already on a three-year probation after paying $1.25m in penalties for an oily water discharge from the containership Bellavia (5,117 teu, built 2005) in Californian waters two years ago.

The office of the US Attorney’s Karen Loeffler said the German carrier’s Lindavia containership (2,078 teu, built 1996) intentionally discharged 1,780 gallons of oily water into the sea off the coast of Alaska, and then presented false records to the US Coast Guard.

In a separate plea agreement completed last month, Hamburg-based AML Ship Management admitted discharging oily bilge water off Alaska from the City of Tokyo and agreed to pay a total of $800,000 in penalties


Donal Scully

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