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United States v. Canal Barge Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20065
Nos. Nos. 09-5388 et al., (6th Circ. , 01/07/2011)

The Sixth Circuit held that a lower court erred in acquitting defendants convicted for violating the Ports and Waterways Safety Act in connection with a benzene leak from a barge in the Mississippi River. The defendants were convicted for failing to immediately notify the U.S. Coast Guard of a hazardous condition aboard a vessel....

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