General Maritime Corp. has been sentenced to a $1 million dollar fine for failing to maintain an accurate oil record book.
A federal court in Texas has found General Maritime Management (Portugal) guilty of pollution charges and sentenced two of its tanker crew to confinement in a half-way house, the US Department of Justice announced Monday.
The subsidiary of New York-listed owner General Maritime Corp (GenMar) has been sentenced to a $1 million dollar fine for failing to maintain an accurate oil record book aboard its 105, 538 dwt aframax Genmar Defiance.
Two crewmen from the tanker were also slapped with fines and months-long jail terms for lying to the US Coast Guard, reports said.
According to a Department of Justice press release, chief engineer Antonio Rodrigues was sentenced to five years of probation and three months of confinement in a half-way house.
First engineer Jose Cavadas was sentenced to six months in a half-way house and five years in probation.
In addition to the $1 million fine, General Maritime Management (Portugal) is also to serve five years of probation during which it must rehire whistle-blowers in the case if they reapply for employment, submit monthly compliance reports, under oath, regarding compliance and allow three court appointed audits of its vessels and offices.