Liquimar, tanker owner and chief engineer convicted in US pollution case
The Department of Justice said the crimes were committed in order to conceal deliberate bypassing of required pollution prevention equipment in order to illegally discharge oil-contaminated bilge waste overboard from the oil tanker Evridiki
Prosecutors said that ‘historic oil content meter data’ recovered during the inspection proved that the oil content meter was being ‘tricked and bypassed’ and the oil water separator was found to be fouled with ‘copious amounts of oil and soot’
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