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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CONGRESSMAN R. LAWRENCE COUGHLIN

The news of passage of this year’s appropriation for Navigation Services carries with it an unhappy post-script for many INTERTANKO members, that of the passing away of Congressman Larry Coughlin at his home in Mathews County Virginia on 30 November after an illness of several months. With his long experience with the intricacies of the U.S. budgetary process he effectively weighed in on behalf of INTERTANKO on budgetary issues affecting waterways safety and was instrumental in INTERTANKO’S efforts in 1997 to raise Congressional awareness of the state of decline of U.S. maritime infrastructure. Mr. Coughlin was well-respected on both sides of the political aisle and did a great deal to raise INTERTANKO’s profile in the corridors of power in the United States. His efforts and friendship over the past several years have been appreciated.