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Japanese firm fined $1.8 million for violating ship pollution law

A Japanese company pleaded guilty to violating federal pollution law for ships and was fined $1.8 million in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Friday. The Hachiuma Steamship Co.’s cargo vessel M/V Selene Leader dumped oil residue into the ocean without using a filter, and the ship’s engineer tried to cover up the act when ...

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