Court Denies Maritrans' Claim for Damages From the Oil Pollution
Act of 1990
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled on December 21, 2001 that
the double hull requirement of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA")
does not constitute a "taking" of Maritrans' petroleum
barges. Maritrans is currently evaluating whether to take an appeal.
OPA prohibits existing single-hull tank vessels from continuing
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