Shipping Industry to Begin Footing Bill for Rescue Tug

After 10 years, finally, an agreement.

6/22/10 Kitsap Sun
Shipping Industry to Begin Footing Bill for Rescue Tug
By Christopher Dunagan

NEAH BAY
Oil shippers will pay 57 percent of the cost of an emergency rescue tugboat at Neah Bay when private industry takes over paying for the tug operation on July 1.

Representatives of the tanker and non-tanker sectors of the shipping industry have reached an agreement on cost allocation. They have signed a contract with Foss Maritime to provide a rescue tug for the coming year.

“It was a yearlong process (of negotiation),” said Frank Holmes, Northwest manager for Western States Petroleum Association. “In the end, the industry stakeholders were able to reach a cost-sharing agreement.”

More at
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/jun/22/shipping-industry-begins-footing-bill-for-rescue/

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