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ODJFELL SHIPPING A.S. COOPERATES WITH U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

 BERGEN, Norway, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Odjfell Shipping A.S. of Bergen, Norway, owners of the vessel M/V JO ROGN, a 37,500 d.w.t. chemical carrier, have been cooperating fully with the investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concerning a cumene spill which occurred on March 17, 1990. Although no final agreement has been signed, Odjfell is hopeful that the matter will shortly be resolved.
 At the time of the spill, clean-up crews were promptly called in and over $400,000 spent in clean-up and disposal. Odjfell has also cooperated with all authorities and paid a number of civil penalties. Since the incident, Odjfell Shipping A.S. has strengthened its safety and anti-pollution operating procedures as evidenced by the company's ISO 9000 certification. In attempting to resolve the case quickly, the company wishes to place the matter behind them and move forward.
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 /CONTACT: A. Robert Degen, 215-923-4400 or Stanley Gorinson, 202-628-1700, both for Odjfell Shipping A.S./


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