Story on Neah Bay Rescue Tug

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The Tug That Got No Respect, Gets Respect
Carolyn Adolph
Few places on the Strait of Juan de Fuca are as dangerous as Neah Bay, at the western tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The passage is tight, there are a lot of ships and many of them are oil tankers. Avoiding an oil spill there used to be a matter of skill and luck. But a decade ago the state put a rescue tug at Neah Bay to see if it would help. Now the state agrees it works so well, the tug should be permanent. Starting this week, the shipping industry will pay for it. KUOW’s Carolyn Adolph reports.
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