Coast Guard Criticized on Alaska Spill Response Capabilities – The Maritime Executive


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Coast Guard Criticized on Alaska Spill Response Capabilities
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The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was enacted in 1990 after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. OPA, in conjunction with the Clean Water Act, requires an owner or operator of a tank vessel, or non-tank vessel over 400 gross tons to prepare a vessel