AMC, Weeks Jamestown Sign Cooperation Pact
American Marine Corporation (AMC) of Ossining, N.Y., and Weeks Jamestown, Inc. (WJI) of Cranford, N.J., announced the formal signing of an agreement that solidifies the working relationship between the two major marine response organizations. Together the two companies bring to the oil and transportation industry the first network of marine response capability that fully meets OPA 90 requirements for oil spill cleanup, salvage, firefighting, emergency lightering and towing.
Weeks Jamestown is a whollyowed subsidiary of Weeks Marine, a marine company with extensive background in salvage, heavy lift, and emergency lightering operations. The company's range extends throughout the East, West and Gulf coasts, as well as Hawaii and the Caribbean Basin. The Weeks tug fleet consists of more than 30 vessels including oceangoing salvage tugs with 68 tons of bollard pull. More than 40 floating cranes and derrick rigs provide both lighterage and heavy lift capability up to 700 tons. More than 120 barges and an extensive array of specialized equipment form the company's salvage capability.
American Marine Corporation was organized in 1994 to provide a cost-effective alternative to existing OPA coverage options for companies that transport, store and handle oil. AMC has mitigated the heavy financial burden of this coverage through the creation of a response organization that emphasizes maximum utilization of existing commercial resources, supplemented as required to provide full OPA 90 coverage at substantially lower client costs. Through a cost-effective approach, AMC has been awarded Final Level E Classification by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in Rivers/ Canals and Inshore/Nearshore environments and Interim Level E Classification in Offshore/Open Ocean. The USCG inspection for AMC Final Level E Classification is scheduled for early December.
Together, the AMC-WJI team provides full-range OSRO, salvage, emergency towing, firefighting and emergency lightering services that fully meet the compliance requirements of OPA 90.
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