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Overseas Shipholding Group Inc.

Boston, MA: (Mar-21-07) A federal lawsuit was filed against New York-based Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. after 12 whistleblowing crew members reported cases of deliberate ocean pollution from ships owned by one of the world's largest publicly traded oil tanker companies. Overseas Shipholding pleaded guilty to systematically dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of sludge and waste oil into the ocean from 2001 to 2006 and deliberately altering logbooks to conceal the illegal discharge. In a settlement reached, the company agreed to pay $27 million for violations in Boston, Portland, Maine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Wilmington and another $10 million after pleading guilty to additional charges in Beaumont, TX. Each of the whistleblowers was awarded $437,500. [INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE: OCEAN DUMPING]

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Published on Mar-26-07


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