Money from fined cargo company helps Chesapeake Bay

On April 22, 2011, during Earth Month, millions of environmentally conscious volunteers did their part in the celebration of Earth Day by taking a day off work to help clean up the environment. Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, it is now coordinated globally...

Coast Guard assists in prosecution of polluting cargo company

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, today to pay a $4 million penalty, which includes a $3 million criminal fine and $1 million in organizational community service payments that will fund various marine environmental projects. Judge Motz also sentenced Irika...