U.S. authorities in New Jersey state d’Amico Shipping Italia S.p.A. pleaded guilty Wednesday from Newark to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

The charge involved the petroleum tanker Cielo di Milano that visited ports in Florida, Maryland and New Jersey numerous times.

The company confessed the ship’s team discharged waste and bilge water in the engine room of the vessel according to court documents.

It also admitted destroying and falsifying documents, and lying to the Coast Guard.

According to statements made in court documents , and in court, the company admitted that the boat’s crew bypassed pollution prevention equipment by discharging bilge water and oily waste from the boat’s engine room into the sea.

A few of the discharges were created inside the 200-mile (321-kilometer) territorial limits of the U.S.

1 chief engineer falsified the ship’s Oil Record Book which bilge water had been processed via the boat’s pollution control equipment when, in reality it wasn’t. Along with the team hid when the vessel input equipment used to conduct the discharges.

The business also admitted that following the boat had stopped, crew members made statements to the Coast Guard through its inspection of this Cielo di Milano in January 2015; and ruined a record book, according to court documents.

Gregory Linsin, an attorney for the company, said the matter remains under the supervision of this court, adding,”The firm will deal with problem following the decision of the court proceedings.”

Throughout its four-year term of probation, the organization will be subject to an environmental compliance program which needs audits by an independent company and oversight by a court-appointed monitor.

The plea devoting $1 million to be chosen by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, to clean up marine pollution, preservation of life, and restore shorelines.


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