Texas City Incident Update
Kirby Inland Marine extends our sincere thanks and appreciation to the many public agencies and Gulf Coast contracting companies which assisted in the aggressive response to the March 22 vessel incident and oil spill in southeast Texas. While we deeply regret that this incident took place, and will continue to work closely with the United States Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board to discover the cause, we are gratified by the swift and coordinated response launched by more than 30 local, state and federal agencies to assist us in protecting the environment and the coastal marine habitat.
Kirby Corporation is the premier tank barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. Kirby's service includes the transporting of petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products and agricultural chemical products by tank barge. Kirby also owns and operates eight ocean-going barge and tug units transporting dry-bulk commodities in United States coastwise trade.
Through Kirby's diesel engine services segment, Kirby is the leading after-market service provider for medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, reduction gears and ancillary products for marine and power generation applications. Kirby also serves as a distributor and service provider for high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, pumps and compression products, and manufactures and remanfactures oilfield service equipment, including presure pumping units, for the land-based pressure pumping and oilfield service markets.