“The government’s success in detecting the illegal activity and obtaining sufficient evidence to support investigations and prosecutions is dependent upon the willingness of a crew member to step forward.”
U.S. Department of Justice in USA v. Noble Drilling
Whistleblowers Under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships
Motion by U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie on whistleblower rewards in ocean pollution cases: United States v. Sun Ace Shipping Company, 2:06-cr- 00705, “Motion and Memorandum in Support of Award” (D. N.J. Nov. 15, 2006)
Vessel Pollution, Department of Justice, Press Release (April 13, 2015) (“The United States is the leading country in enforcing MARPOL, a widely accepted maritime environmental treaty to which the United States is a party, but to which there is widespread non-compliance”).
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