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WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN

Earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Ecology approved of the Washington State Maritime Cooperative’s oil spill contingency plan, applying it to all vessels in Puget Sound and non-tank vessels in Grey’s Harbor. The WSMC website allows vessel owners to quickly enroll in the plan, laying out the regulations necessary to comply.
Some of the regulations in the plan include required Notice of Arrivals, posting the WSMC regulations where crewmembers have access to them, as well as agreeing to alert the WSMC within the hour if a situation arises where there is the possibility for a spill. The Department of Ecology’s approval runs for five years, through January 23rd, 2019.
More information can be found at the WSMC website, http://www.wsmcoop.org/.