Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Egan Marine Corp
Current Parent Company: 
Egan Marine
Penalty: 
$5,300,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
June 26, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The captain of a petroleum barge that exploded in 2005, resulting in the death of a crew member, was sentenced to six months in federal prison after being convicted of felony maritime negligence and causing thousands of gallons of oil to pollute the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The corporate barge owner, convicted of the same offenses, was sentenced to three years of supervised release and make restitution in excess of $5.3 million to the National Pollution Funds Center for the monies it paid out as a result of the spill. The defendants, DENNIS MICHAEL EGAN and EGAN MARINE CORP., were found guilty in June 2014 following a bench trial.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Illinois
Facility City: 
Chicago
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
barge services
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Parent company note: 
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