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1. PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT: Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc.
E.D.  Louisiana  15-197 SECT H
On November 16, 2012, an explosion and fire occurred on the oil production platform identified as West Delta-32 which was owned and operated by Black Elk Energy (BEE). The incident caused the deaths of three crew members and caused severe burns and physical injuries to numerous employees on the platform. At the time of the explosion the platform was shut in and undergoing multiple construction operations. The explosion also caused the release of 500 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BEE had contracted with Grand Isle Shipyard to provide construction workers and welders.

January 17, 2019
Grand Isle Shipyard was sentenced to pay a $500,000 criminal fine and serve 36 months of probation after pleading guilty to violating the CWA.
CITATION: 33 U.S.C. 1319(c)(1)(A)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)

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