Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Kirby Inland Marine L.P.
Current Parent Company: 
Kirby Corp.
Penalty: 
$4,900,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
September 27, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Kirby Inland Marine L.P. agreed to pay $4.9 million in Clean Water Act civil penalties and to implement fleet-wide operational improvements to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel (168,000-gallon) oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel in March 2014.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Coast Guard referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
barge services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.