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Company: Tesoro Alaska Co. and Seabulk Tankers Inc.
Current Parent CompanyMarathon Petroleum
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Penalty: $429,870
Year: 2010
Date: July 1, 2010
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: 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.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Alaska Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Alaska
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Ohio
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: oil and gas
Specific Industry of Current Parent: oil & gas
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Notes: 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.
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