INTERTANKO urges USCG to withdraw its proposal on salvage and firefighting

INTERTANKO comments to the USCG’s NPRM on Salvage and Firefighting concluded that “The [USCG] proposal is deeply flawed and should be withdrawn”.

On 18 October INTERTANKO submitted comments to the USCG Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Salvage and Firefighting. INTERTANKO’s submission concluded that “the [USCG] proposal is deeply flawed and should be withdrawn”. In brief, the NPRM suggests that the tanker operators alone should provide half a billion US dollars to subsidise the formation of a US-based private salvage capability through mandatory contractual arrangements. The NPRM also burdens the tanker owners with the responsibility of assessing whether the service providers (salvors and firefighters) meet the standards set by the proposed rule.

 

A copy of the INTERTANKO submission can be viewed here, and a copy of the NPRM can be viewed here.

 

Contact: Dragos Rauta, e-mail: dragos.rauta@intertanko.com