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MST faces fine in the US

German owner MST has been charged in the US with covering up illegal dumping of oily wastewater.

Its bulker, Cornelia, was detained for 44 days towards the end of last year at Duluth, a port on Lake Superior.

MST stands accused of failing to maintain an accurate ship record about the disposal of oil-contaminated waste and presenting falsified records to the US Coast Guard. A large fine is likely.


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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