Violation Tracker Individual Record
Seabulk Tankers Inc. & Tesoro Alaska Co. jointly paid $429,870 to settle an alleged environmental violation. Seabulk Pride, owned by Seabulk Tankers, was under charter to Tesoro. It was taking on petroleum products from Tesoro's refinery at Nikiski. The tanker broke away from the dock during heavy ice conditions. Its crew could not start its engine and it grounded off the East Forelands of the Kenai Peninsula.
The $429,870 settlement included an oil spill civil assessment of $5,000, civil assessments of $360,000 based on the State's calculations of Seabulk and Tesoro's economic savings in not complying with the requirements of Tesoro's oil spill contingency plan, and $64,870 in reimbursement of the state's response and investigation costs.