U.S. OIL SPILL RESPONSE UNIT TAKING SHAPE

A U.S. industry oil spill response unit has ordered more than $216 million in vessels and equipment. The Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC), financed by major oil companies, has let contracts for construction of sixteen 210 ft marine response vessels and an array of cleanup equipment. The purchases represent about half of the capital investment that is needed to place MSRC into operation by its target date of February 1993 (OGJ, Sept. 10, 1990, p. 40).

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