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2012-03-07 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc., (OTCQB: HRZL) today issued a report presenting the company's progress in pursuing environmental excellence through its ongoing "Green Initiatives." The report describes the carrier's efforts to mitigate environmental impact from shipping operations and intermodal transport. "Ensuring sustained environmental protection has always been a mission at Horizon Lines," said Stephen H. Fraser, President and Chief Executive Officer....

2011-11-05 01:17:03

Not enough ships able to flush out invasive species before they reach port Invasive species have hitchhiked to the U.S. on cargo ships for centuries, but the method U.S. regulators most rely on to keep them out is not equally effective across coasts. Ecologists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center have found that ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico are significantly less protected than ports on the West Coast. Invaders are frequently introduced across oceans and...

2011-04-12 12:11:00

CALGARY, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wescorp Energy ("Wescorp") (OTCBB: WSCE), today announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Allied Holdings Group ("Allied"), based in Alexandria, Virginia to pursue certification of Wescorp's H2Omaxx clean water technology for international maritime vessel operations. Allied specializes in the adaptation, certification and marketing of marine equipment to the US Navy, US Coast Guard and commercial marine industry. Through the joint...

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2011-03-28 10:33:46

New strategy helps ships screen for unwanted passengers The global economy depends on marine transportation. But in addition to cargo, the world's 50,000-plus commercial ships carry tiny stowaways that can cause huge problems for the environment and economy. A new model created by Smithsonian scientists will facilitate accurate screening of vessels for dangerous species before they unload. The team's findings are published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Ballast...

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2010-12-20 09:31:35

Every day, thousands of different organisms are carried far from their natural habitat in water used as ship ballast. To reduce the transfer of invasive aquatic species between ecosystems, satellites are being used to assess areas at risk from ballast water exchange. While plants and animals have always clung to the outside of ships' hulls, the problem of marine invasions has dramatically increased since the widespread introduction of water-tight hulls in the 19th century. It is estimated...

2010-07-09 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, pleaded guilty on July 8, 2010 before Maryland U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Motz, to felony obstruction of justice charges and violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships related to concealing deliberate vessel pollution from the M/V Iorana, a Greek flagged cargo ship that made port calls in Baltimore, Tacoma, Wash., and New...

2010-04-29 16:32:00

Charges also include False Statements and Conspiracy WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal grand jury in Corpus Christi, Texas, returned an indictment today charging Fleet Management Limited with obstruction of agency proceedings, making false statements and failing to keep accurate pollution control records, the Justice Department announced today. Fleet Management Limited of Hong Kong is charged with one count of failing to maintain an accurate oil record book as...

2009-10-21 17:51:00

Panamanian Company will pay $1.25 Million for Vessel Pollution Crimes WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Panamanian company that operated a 40,000-ton oil tanker ship that regularly made calls in multiple ports in Texas pleaded guilty today in federal court in Houston for deliberately concealing pollution discharges from the ship directly into the sea, the Justice Department announced. Styga Compania Naviera S.A., the operator of the M/T Georgios M, pleaded guilty to...

2009-09-30 13:40:00

Company has agreed to pay $2.7 million criminal fine WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Polembros Shipping LTD., a ship management company headquartered in Greece, pleaded guilty today in federal court in New Orleans for violating anti-pollution laws, ship safety laws, and making false statements during a U.S. Coast Guard investigation of the M/V Theotokos, the Justice Department announced. According to the plea agreement, Polembros will pay a $2.7 million criminal fine...

2009-09-03 13:31:00

Company to Pay $1 Million Fine and $350,000 Community Service Payment WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Liberian-incorporated shipping company pleaded guilty today in federal court in Trenton, N.J., to failing to keep accurate oily water discharge records and using falsified records to conceal the discharge at sea of untreated bilge from one of its cargo ships, the Justice Department announced. Dalnave Navigation Inc., a Liberian company with offices in Athens, Greece, was...