Vessel Oil Pollution: Reducing the Risk of Future Spills

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Fisheries and Coast Guard, will chair a field hearing entitled "Vessel Oil Pollution: Reducing the Risk of Future Spills" in Seattle on Monday, August 1, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held at the Port of Seattle Commission Chambers, Pier 69, 2711 Alaska Way in Seattle. The scheduled witnessed are:


  • Captain Myles Boothe

    Chief, Marine Safety Division
    13th Coast Guard District, US Coast Guard
  • Mr. Douglas Helton

    Incident Operations Coordinator
    Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
  • Mr. David Sones

    Vice-Chair of Makah Tribal Council
    Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Mr. Dale Jensen

    Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program Manager
    Washington State Department of Ecology

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Fred Felleman

    Northwest Director
    Ocean Advocates
  • Mr. Richard Wright

    Pacific/Northwest Region Vice President
    Marine Spill Response Corporation
  • Dr. Thomas Leschine

    Director of the School of Marine Affairs
    University of Washington
  • Mr. Frank Holmes

    Northwest Regional Manager
    Western States Petroleum Association