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Clean Venture, Inc. Formed By
Spill Contractors To Cover
Entire New York Harbor Area
A new emergency oil spill control organi- zation for the Port of New York has been formed at Perth Amboy, N.J.
The company, Clean Venture, Inc., will provide quick-strike coverage of the entire harbor from bases in New York and New
Jersey for oil spills of any size.
Principals of Clean Venture, Inc., left to right: William
H. Hawley, president, Sealand Environmental Engi- neering, Inc.; James H. Parker, president, Industrial
Marine Service, Inc., and Robert H. Dee Jr., president,
Jet Line Services, Inc.
This first-of-a-kind effort represents a commitment by a group of established spill contractors from other areas of the country to provide the harbor with the special kind of services it needs as the largest petroleum- handling port in the nation.
John J. Gallagher, a veteran of many of the major marine-related spills in the harbor and the executive director of Clean Venture, designed the company's operations to imple- ment a comprehensive port-wide spill con- trol system previously devised by the found- ing companies. Gary E. Wagner, formerly operations manager for Jet Line Services of
Boston, Mass., will head up Clean Venture as vice president and general manager.
The companies forming Clean Venture are
Sealand Environmental Engineering, Inc. of
Milford, Conn., Industrial Marine Service,
Inc. of Norfolk, Va., and Jet Line Services,
Inc. of Boston. They will join with Reynolds
Shipyard Corporation on Staten Island, N.Y., to provide a considerable reservoir of expe- rienced men, equipment and facilities for the
Port of New York.
The new company, with a prime capabil- ity in emergency spill control work, will also provide services in the areas of tank clean- ing and tank farm maintenance, pollution control systems design, installation and main- tenance, as well as liquid waste handling and disposal for the petroleum-related and ma- rine industries throughout the port. "Primary bases for the operation have been established at the Raritan Center In- dustrial Park near Perth Amboy, and at the
Reynolds Shipyard on Staten Island," Mr.
Wagner said. "The Perth Amboy location houses our company's land-based equipment, routine maintenance facilities and our ad- ministrative offices, while the Staten Island operation at Stapleton Anchorage houses our major water-based equipment. Slated for delivery last month is the first privately owned major skimming vessel in the East, the Bennett Class 6E skimmer. This 40-foot
LOA vessel will be stationed at Reynolds, but can be rapidly transported to other points in the harbor where it may be needed."
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