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United States v. Prive Overseas Marine LLC, et al.,


On May 21, 2024, Prive Overseas Marine, LLC, and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret A.S., pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, obstructing justice, and conspiracy (33 U.S.C. § 1908(a); 18 U.S.C. §§1505, 371). Sentencing is scheduled for September 26, 2024.

The two corporations were owned by the same parent company and were involved in the ownership and management of the M/T PS Dream. Prive Shipping was a Turkish company that served as the registered operator of the vessel, until transferring its role to Prive Overseas Marine, a United Arab Emirates successor corporation. The companies through their agents and employees conspired to dump oil residue waste overboard, failed to accurately maintain the ship’s oil record books, and obstructed the U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation.

The U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigations Division conducted the investigation.

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United States v. Prive Overseas Marine LLC, et al.,
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Updated May 28, 2024