Centerline Logistics Accident Attorneys
Arnold & Itkin Keeps Maritime & Oil Companies in Check
Centerline was founded in 1987 as Olympic Tug & Barge in Seattle, Washington; it later became Harley Marine Services. Around 2018, the company's CEO and founder, Harley Franco, was fired from his position after accusations that he stole company assets, triggering years of legal battles as the former CEO sued the company he had started for defamation. In 2020, Harley Marine Services rebranded itself as Centerline Logistics Corporation. Through those changes, Centerline has provided petroleum transportation services, fueling services for ships, escorting ships, and more.
Safety Incidents Involving Harley Marine & Centerline Logistics
Though the company positions itself as a leader in safety, there have been numerous incidents involving operations that were run by Harley Marine Services, later Centerline Logistics Corporation. These incidents include:
- In March 2023, a crew member working on a Centerline Logistics Corporation barge died during a routine trash offloading when he fell between two barges into the Kill Van Kull Channel in New York.
- In January 2018, our Jones Act lawyers at Arnold & Itkin filed suit against Harley Marine Gulf LC on behalf of a man who experienced serious injuries while on the job.
- In November 2012, when the company was still known as Olympic Tug & Barge, it was fined by the Washington Department of Ecology for overfilling a fuel barge and causing a spill.
- In January 1988, an Olympic Tug & Barge vessel sank in the Guemes Channel in Skagit County, Washington, spilling approximately 70,000 gallons of oil into the Puget Sound.
Holding Centerline Accountable for Accidents & Injuries
No company is immune to neglect. When that happens, our Centerline Logistics accident attorneys hold those at-fault parties accountable. At Arnold & Itkin, we have seen a pattern of companies boasting about safety but failing to implement and practice the policies they claim to have. When companies neglect safety, employees get hurt. Our offshore injury attorneys have a successful history of fighting for each client's recovery, helping them rebuild their lives.