OMI Corporation, a Connecticut-based tanker firm that transports petroleum products, will pay a $4.2 million fine for concealing the dumping of waste oil and sludge at sea.
$2.1 million of the fine will go to the anonymous whistleblower, a former OMI crew member, who reported the crimes to the government. This is the largest reward ever issued under the bounty provision of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
The Dept. of Justice issued a press release on August 6, 2004.