Maritime companies to pay for Washington state rescue tug

(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — State lawmakers have approved measures calling for maritime companies to pay for the Neah Bay rescue tug, the Seattle Times newspaper reported. Separate versions of the legislation were approved Thursday but would need to be reconciled before the legislation reaches the governor’s desk. The vessel, paid for by operators of large vessels including cruise ships and tankers, would be stationed off the Olympic Peninsula.
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By Professional Mariner Staff