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Bilge-Water Discharge Counts Upheld (access required)

Considering the proper “unit of prosecution” for charges that defendants failed to accurately document overboard discharges of machinery space bilge water from their commercial vessel, the  Norfolk U.S. District Court rejects defendants’ Rule 29 motion asserting the disputed counts are multiplicitous. During 2012, defendant Diana Shipping Services S.A. operated the Motor Vessel Thetis, a 40,000 gross ...

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