NEW ORLEANS (CN) – An environmental cleanup company says it paid $385,000 for a boat needed to help mop up the oil spill, but the vessel it bought never left dock in Jacksonville, Fla. Clean Harbors Environmental Services is involved in cleaning up the massive oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Clean Harbors says it bought an LCM-8 vessel, called the Sheila Sea, from River City Barge for $350,000, including a $35,000 deposit. Tassin’s Marine Transportation was supposed to deliver the ship for another $35,000 fee, Clean Harbors claims.
The cleanup company says it was supposed to receive the Sheila Sea by July 16, and when it hadn’t been delivered by July 26, Clean Harbors had to buy another boat in order to fulfill its contracts for oil spill cleanup services.
The Sheila Sea is still docked in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the complaint.
Clean Harbors seeks an order seizing $350,000 from Tassin’s Capital One Bank account. It also demands an order seizing $385,000 from River City Barge to cover the vessel, deposit and shipping fee.
Clean Harbors is represented by Kristie Johnson of Houston.