Sea World Management and Trading fined in the US for illegal dumping

Sea World Management and Trading fined in the US for illegal dumping

US authorities have hit a vessel operator and ship’s master with fines and jail time for illegal dumping of oil and waste in American waters.

Greek operator Sea World Management and Trading was given a $2.25m fine and Edmon Fajardo was sentenced to six months, a US Department of Justice release said.

The offences, in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, occurred between March 10, 2017 and March 18, 2017 when Fajardo ordered crew on the 2003-built oil products tanker Sea Faith to make the illegal discharges, bypassing required pollution prevention equipment, while the ship was in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Mr. Scully:

    Can you provide any more details on the Sea Faith violations and crimes. I understood it was a Monaco- based ship, Greek-operated, Marshall Island-flagged, and in serious criminal trouble for a very egregious act of ocean pollution. This must be stopped. We picked it up on our satellites a year ago and thought it had been lost and buried. Thank God the USCG and others interdicted it, brought the Captain to Court and he is doing fines and jail time.

    We dd the same in Canada off the Grand Banks when Japanese and Portuguese fishing fleets violated our territory. The Royal Canadian Navy hauled their fleet into St. John’s Harbour, they were fined, jailed and the ships seized. They haven;t been back since and the over-fished cod, halibut and tuna are back in abundance again after decades of restoration work.

    Regards

    Robert S. Stewart
    Founding Chairman
    World Ocean Corporation
    Monte Carlo, Monaco.

    Robert S. Stewart