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Focus on Emergency Towing

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
06-08-003February 2006April 2014
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Author(s) Mike Lynch
Description Oil spills have occurred because of lost propulsion or steering, grounding, or a hull breach resulting in release of cargo or bunkers. Emergency towing may have prevented the spill or mitigated its impact. There have been a number of instances where vessels operating in or near Washington State waters have required the assistance of an emergency towing vessel.
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Keywords emergency, vessel grounding, propulsion, emergency towing