Agreement reached in falsified log case

SEATTLE – Under an agreement reached with the United States Coast Guard, Strength Shipping Corp. and Dorian (Hellas) S.A. will pay $35,000 to settle allegations that the motor vessel Oinoussian Strength failed to correctly maintain its oil record book and that entries therein were false. Strength Shipping Corp. and Dorian (Hellas) S.A. have not admitted liability, and their payment is made in settlement of disputed claims.

Engine room operations on board large oceangoing vessels such as the Oinoussian Strength generate large amounts of waste oil. International and U.S. law require that certain oil transfers and discharges be recorded in an oil record book, a required log which is regularly inspected by the Coast Guard. Failure to maintain the oil record book and for making false entries therein are punishable under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, 33 U.S.C. 1901, et. seq.

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