With memories of the disastrous 98,000 gallon oil spill in Buzzards Bay ten years ago still fresh in their minds, both Massachusetts U.S. Senators and our Congressman urged that the Coast Guard adopt regulations mandating the use of independent vessel pilots and escort tug boats for barges carrying 5,000 or more barrels of oil or other hazardous materials through Buzzards Bay, according to U.S. Senators. Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey and Congressman Bill Keating.
See the story of that oil spill below.