Engineer May Get Six Of The Worst For Dumping Oil

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Aug 042010

imageYavuz Mogultay, 31, Turkish has pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Mark A Pizzo to a one-count Information charging him with knowingly failing to fully  and accurately to maintain an Oil Record Book as required by international treaty and United States law. Mogultay faces a maximum sentence of six years in federal prison.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Mogultay served as the Second Assistant Engineer onboard the cargo ship M/V Avenue Star. According to the Information, Mogultay used bypass hoses to sort-cut the vessel’s pollution prevention equipment and discharge oily waste from the engine room.

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Ship Management $4 Million Hit for Concealment

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Jul 212010

image WASHINGTON – Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, pleaded guilty on 8 July, 2010 , before Maryland US District Court Judge Frederick J. Motz, to felony obstruction of justice charges and violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships related to concealing deliberate vessel pollution from the M/V Iorana , a Greek flagged cargo ship that made port calls in Baltimore, Tacoma, Wash., and New Orleans. Continue reading »

Chief Engineer “Not Guilty” of Magic Pipe

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Apr 292010

image A jury in Houston federal court has cleared Greek maritime officer Ioannis Mylonakis of charges that he engineered the dumping of oil tanker waste off of the Texas coast in early 2009, says the Berg & Androphy law firm.

The jury rejected claims by US Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section that Mr. Mylonakis, as chief engineer of the 40,000-tonne M/T Georgios M, ordered his crew to use a so-called “magic pipe” to bypass pollution control equipment and discharge sludge and oily waste into the seas near Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mr. Mylonakis is represented by lead attorneys Joel Androphy and Kathryn Nelson, of Berg & Androphy, of Houston, and assisted by George M. Chalos and George A. Gaitas, of the Chalos & Co., PC, of New York.

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