Maritime Industry Collaborates with USCG on Major OPA 90 Training Drill

On September 17, McAllister Towing and Reinauer Transportation will be partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and Sector New York in a major simulated marine accident and pollution incident on the waters of Long Island Sound. Responders will be faced with a simulated grounding and subsequent oil spill impacting the waters and shoreline of Connecticut and … [Read more...]

MARAD Scraps Double Hull Tanker Study

The United States' Maritime Administration has officially cancelled a widely opposed study that sought to revisit the use of double hulled tankers more than 20 years after the passing of OPA 90, which of course led to the international phase out of single hull tankers. In August, MARAD issued a surprising SOW (Statement of Work) listing to the Federal Business Opportunities … [Read more...]

MARAD Revisits The Use of Double Hull Tankers?

In a surprising listing on the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities website, the United States Maritime Administration has indicated that it is commissioning a study seeking to revisit the use of double hulled tankers more than 20 years after the passing of OPA 90. According to the SWO (Statement of Work) listing, Marad says it is seeking a third party contractor for the … [Read more...]