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BALTIMORE -- A New Orleans-based ship operator was fined $1
million after it admitted four of its vessels illegally dumped
untreated bilge waste off Maryland waters.
Pacific-Gulf Marine Inc. also was ordered to pay $500,000 for
community service, half of which will fund water quality projects in
the Chesapeake Bay, federal prosecutors said.
The ships had discharged the waste and falsified records to save
money, prosecutors said.
A Coast Guard inspection discovered the misconduct, but
prosecutors said the company launched an internal investigation and
cooperated with federal authorities.
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