Oil Tanker Captain Pleads Guilty To Environmental Crimes And Obstruction

Capt. John

A Turkish oil tanker captain has pled guilty to environmental crimes, including illegal oil dumping and obstruction, following an investigation by U.S. authorities. This plea follows the earlier guilty pleas of the two companies operating the vessel. The captain faces significant penalties, including prison time and fines.

Illegal Oil Dumping Incident

The incident occurred when the tanker arrived in New Orleans on January 26, 2023. The U.S. Coast Guard inspection revealed that the captain ordered...

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