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German shipping line MST fined for hiding pollution

Nov 06, 2018 - Marketline Newswire

Germany-based shipping company MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport (MST) has been fined $3.2m for hindering justice and forging records to hide oil pollution from one of its ships, M/V Marguerita.

According to the US Department of Justice, MST pleaded guilty to the intentional discharges of oily bilge waste occurring over a period of nine months.Marguerita regularly visited the port in Portland, Maine, US, during the entire period.MST will serve a four-year-long probation per...