Tanker, freighter operators disagree over funding of Neah Bay tug

(SEATTLE) — Ship operators have not reached an agreement on how to pay for the Neah Bay response tug, the Seattle Times newspaper reported. July 1 is the deadline for the industry to begin funding the tug itself. The chasm is between tanker operators and cargo vessel operators over whether the tug exists mostly to prevent oil spills.
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By Professional Mariner Staff