Offshore Company Profile: Kirby Inland Marine
Established in 1969, Kirby Inland Marine is a subsidiary of Kirby Corporation. It operates the largest inland tank barge and towing vessel fleet in the United States. At last count, the company had 884 inland tank barges and 247 towing vessels that navigate inland waterways such as the Mississippi River systems, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and the Illinois and Ohio Rivers. The fleet is used for the transportation of petrochemicals, crude oil, refined petrochemical products, and agricultural products.
The company first reached $2 billion in revenues in 2012 and amassed over $2.5 billion in revenues in 2014. Over two-thirds of its revenues come from inland operations, with the remaining coming from its coastal operations.
Kirby Inland Marine is headquartered in Houston, Texas and its River Operations are based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Greenville, Mississippi. It also holds offices in New York, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Kirby Inland Marine’s Responsibility to Maritime Workers
Government regulations require that all maritime employers provide a safe working environment. Unfortunately, maritime workers are often exposed to dangerous conditions when the safety policies and protocols that are put in place by employers like Kirby Inland Marine are not always followed or enforced.
Our firm regularly represents injured seaman against Kirby Inland Marine.
We have won cases against Kirby where our clients have suffered the following types of injuries:
- Serious neck / back injuries
- Pulmonary injuries due to exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Severe burns
- Trauma induced psychological disorders
- Death by drowning
If you or a loved one has been injured while working for Kirby Inland Marine, contact our law firm to learn about your legal rights. In the last five years alone, our firm has recovered a billion dollars for injured offshore employees. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.