>Massachusetts Ferry Company to Pay Fine and Issue Public Appology

>The Department of Justice recently issued a press release stating that a ferry company based in Marblehead, Massachusetts pled guilty in federal court to charges that it dumped raw sewage from its ferry into navigable waters near Salem and Boston on a routine basis for a number of years. Under terms of the plea agreement, the company will pay a fine of $300,000 and publish apologies in regional newspapers. The company will be on probation for three years, during which it must report its activities to the Coast Guard and properly dispose of its sewage.