State contracts for first year-round rescue tug at Neah Bay

The strtegic value of the Port of Neah Bay between Port Angeles and Grays Harbor is finally being realized.  We are holding our breath for Senator Cantwell to find a long term federal solution to the tug like the tug escort requirements currently in place east of Port Angeles.  Fred
Monday, April 14, 2008

By The Associated Press
OLYMPIA — The state Ecology Department says it has extended a contract with Crowley Maritime to station an emergency tug at Neah Bay year around.

With $3.7 million approved by state lawmakers the contract extension runs will run through June of 2009.

Since 1999, a tug has been stationed through the winters at Neah Bay to help disabled ships and prevent oil spills during the stormy months.

This is the first time a tug will be stationed all year to protect the coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca

Copyright © 2008 The Seattle Times Company

~ by fredfelleman on April 14, 2008.

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