Ship Officer Given Eight Month U.S. Prison Sentence Related to Oily Waste Dumping

Tuesday November 22, 2016

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of New Jersey Monday announced that Girolamo Curatolo, who was the chief engineer of a D'Amico Shipping Italia S.p.A. (D'Amico) oil tanker, the M/T Cielo di Milano, has been sentenced to eight months in prison for knowingly concealing the vessel's discharge of oily waste into the sea.

As Ship & Bunker reported in August, two senior engineering officers of the oil tanker, including Curatolo, pleaded guilty in a Newark federal court to charges related to concealing the intentional dumping of oily waste from the vessel at sea.

In addition to the prison term, Curatolo was also given a sentence of one year of supervised release and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000.

Danilo Maimone, the other officer who pleaded guilty earlier this year, is scheduled for sentencing on January 18, 2017.

The vessel has been noted to be owned by D'Amico and managed by D'Amico Societa di Navigazione S.p.A. (D'Amico Societa di Navigazione).