COAST GUARD CALIFORNIA SPILL REPORT STIRS FUSS

A U.S. Coast Guard report and recommendations related to the Feb. 7 tanker oil spill off Huntington Beach, Calif., have stirred controversy and could lead to tough new U.S. marine terminal restrictions. The report found the spill occurred because tanker terminal operator Golden West Refining Co., Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and the mooring master or his employer failed to maintain accurate water depth readings (OGJ, June 4, Newsletter).

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