3rd Circuit adds to Citgo’s bill for 2004 oil spill near Philadelphia

March 29, 2018

Types : In the News

A federal appeals court on Thursday added to the $120 million in damages that Citgo must pay for cleanup costs stemming from a 2004 oil spill in the Delaware River, which was caused when the supply ship Athos I struck an abandoned anchor on its final approach to a Citgo refinery near Philadelphia.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an award of $71 million to the Cyprus-registered vessel’s owners and operators, and said that the trial judge erred by cutting the U.S. government’s demand for $88 million in half.


John Levy, attorney for Frescati Shipping Co and Tsakos Shipping & Trading, said in an email on Thursday that he “could not be more pleased” for the companies, which owned and managed the Athos I.


For Frescati and Tsakas: Timothy Bergère and John Levy of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads

To read the full article, please click here.



Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department offers a deep bench of skilled and experienced litigators whose practice areas encompass a broad array of industries and substantive legal disciplines.  Our clients include individuals, […]

Learn more about our Litigation Department

Maritime and Transportation

Montgomery McCracken’s Maritime and Transportation Industry Group attorneys are globally recognized leaders in major casualty litigation, marine pollution, and cargo defense. We represents our clients in a broad range of […]

Learn more about our Maritime and Transportation Industry

Energy and Environmental

Montgomery McCracken’s Energy and Environmental Industry Group has over 50 years of experience in the field of environmental law, including various areas within the energy discipline. Brownfields The firm has […]

Learn about our Energy and Environmental Industry

1 of 3