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"Currently, 15 foreign-flagged vessels are involved in the largest response to an oil spill in U.S. history.No Jones Act waivers have been granted because none of these vessels have required such a waiver to conduct their operations in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no pending requests for foreign vessels to come into the Gulf."
However, in order to prepare for any potential need, Admiral Allen has provided guidance to the Coast Guard Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Maritime Administration to ensure any Jones Act waiver requests receive urgent attention and processing.
Originally posted by Crakeur
I stand corrected. More info:
I spent a day last week with an oil and gas guy, among others, and there was an argument over the Jones Act and the oil and gas guy was claiming they'd waived it. He seemed to be extremely knowledgeable about it all.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
BP countered at one point saying cleanup workers were now allowed to wear their OWN respirators but only those provided by BP, which were properly fitted, and which as it happened were in short supply at the time.