Shipping line executive sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal ocean dumping

The Chairman and owner of Sabine Transportation Company, Rick Dean Stickle, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison and a $60,000 criminal fine following his conviction for the illegal dumping of 440 tons of oil-contaminated grain into the ocean from the SS Juneau, a Sabine tanker, and of obstruction of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Agriculture.