Georgian CE Gets Probation For Pollution

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Aug 232010

imageRALEIGH – United States Attorney George E B  Holding has announced that in federal court United States District Judge James C Dever III, sentenced VAJA SIKHARULIDZE, a citizen of Georgia, to one-year probation to include seven days of home detention, which reflected a sentence reduction based upon his substantial cooperation in the investigation.

A Criminal Information was filed on April 23, 2010. SIKHARULIDZE pled guilty on May 3, 2010 to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, APPS, in violation of Title 33, United States Code, Sections 1901, et. seq.

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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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