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Any criminal Liability?? 3 years 10 months ago #16039

Dear Atty.Libayan,

Based from my job description below:

1.) SEC Board of Director(Chairman of the Board)
2.) VP/COO
3.) Nature of business - Maritime Services

The company will be having its Oil Transfer Operation in Manila Bay but serves as Ship Agent only not Commercial Operator. The client was based from Singapore and intend to do Ship to Ship Operation involving two vessels shipside to each other. The mother ship will transfer oil to other ship. The duty of our company as an agent is to arrange all formalities and various permits from maritime authorities. We have no agreement from the owner of the ship aside from arranging permits.

In view of the above, may I inquire the following, based from our maritime Philippine Law:

1.) As an AGENT, is the company liable if oil pollution occur or even worst scenario, commit Oil smuggling?
2.) What is the extent of liability, are we criminally liable or administrative liable? Are we going to go in jail?
3.) Other Liabilities, please?

Thank you so much.
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