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08-Apr-12, 20:50
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

Unanimous Support For Tug Reinstatement

Highland Councillors have unanimously supported a call for the reinstatement of the Emergency Towing Vessel, which until recently was based in the Minches, and for the successful conclusion of an agreement with the Oil and Gas Industry to provide ETV capability for the Northern Isles, fearing an environmental catastrophe if vital cover is not provided in the rural and exposed coastal waters. Council Leader Michael Foxley highlighted the importance of the tugs at the last full Highland Council meeting before the May elections, showing slides that highlighted the extent of a potential oil spill should previous groundings have led to a spillage. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=2938)]