July 2, 2004
California spill response merger
The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) and Clean Coastal Waters, Inc. (CCW) announce the merger of the two organizations California-based assets effective July 1, 2004.
The merged organization will become a part of MSRCs California Region which was created as a result of the January 1, 2004 merger between MSRC and Clean Bay in San Francisco. The merger combines the personnel and resources of MSRCs Southern California operations and CCWs operations into one locally operated organization, and provides access to MSRCs considerable additional West Coast and national resources in the event of a larger incident.
Ray Nottingham, former President of Clean Coastal Waters, and now MSRCs Area Response Manager for Southern California, stated that "Merging the assets of Clean Coastal Waters with those of MSRC truly provides for a top notch, extremely well equipped spill response organization. Im proud to be part of the new MSRC team, knowing that the combined resources of these two companies makes available the latest technology in spill response resources teamed with trained, dedicated personnel to stand as a first line of defense in fighting oil spill incidents."
MSRC is funded by the Marine Preservation Association (MPA), a member-supported, not-for-profit organization created in 1990 to assist the petroleum and energy-related industries by addressing problems caused by oil spills on water. An MPA member is eligible to enter into a contract with MSRC that provides direct, immediate access to MSRC resources.