WSMC expands spill management team to include The Response Group (TRG) - Press Release

The Washington State Maritime Cooperative (WSMC) welcomes The Response Group (TRG) to its spill management team. In the event of a maritime spill, TRG will provide support for resource tracking and ordering, data management, GIS mapping and the use of their Incident Accident Plan (IAP) software to implement the Incident Command System.

Dan Nutt, President of the WSMC Board of Directors noted that “having the resources of TRG as part of the WSMC response team will significantly enhance our ability to respond to an oil spill. This is a great benefit to our WSMC members and demonstrates WSMC’s commitment to improving our response capabilities.”

WSMC UPDATE - VESSEL ENROLLMENT

The revised WSMC Plan no longer requires “supplemental” resources.  Effective January 1, 2014, WSMC will become a member of the Marine Preservation Association (MPA), thereby gaining access to Marine Spill Response Corporation’s (MSRC’s) comprehensive spill response resources in the State of Washington. There is no increase to the WSMC fee for adding MSRC to the WSMC Plan.

WSMC UPDATE - ONE STOP, SINGLE FEE COMPLIANCE

Vessels may have either MSRC or NRC as their national OSRO and enroll in WSMC.  However, MPA members who enroll in WSMC will receive a credit on their MPA national dues from MPA for a portion of their WSMC fees. Also, WSMC will provide “no cost” coverage in 2014 to any company enrolling a tank vessel or barge that also becomes a member of MPA for access to MSRC on a national basis.