Liberia shipping company indicted in U.S. environmental conspiracy

New York - The charges relate to an August, 2015 case when a Liberian-flagged chemical tanker, the T/V Green Sky, entered the Port of North Charleston on the eastern coast of South Carolina.

New York - A U.S. federal grand jury in Charleston indicted a Liberia shipping company, a corporate vessel owner and three engineering officers on Friday in connection with a longstanding environmental conspiracy investigation dating back to last August. The charges relate to an August, 2015 case when a Liberian-flagged chemical tanker, the T/V Green Sky, entered the Port of North Charleston on the eastern coast of South Carolina. At the time, members of the vessel allegedly told U.S. Coast Guard officials that they had been ordered to bypass the ship’s oil water separator on several occasions. The API separator is a device that is designated to break apart oil and other suspended solids from wastewater to help remove detrimental chemical compounds in the case of an oil spill... READ MORE

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