Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”

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Melville, New York- basedBouchard Transportation Co released a declaration February 14 in feedback to the information that it had actually been released an order by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York as well as New Jersey calling for that 3 of its pull as well as gas barge devices be vacated anchorage in New York Harbor as well as anchored at a risk-free berth (see earlier tale).

Following is the message of the Bouchard declaration:’

The past 2 years Bouchard has actually faced examinations the similarity which it has actually not encountered in 100 years of background. Today’s Sector NY/NJ Captain of the Port Order on simply 8 of our fifty one devices is an additional economic difficulty. Financial battles are test sufficient, yet they are even worse when they influence or stress our workers. We are collaborating with economic as well as technological consultants to resolve the obstacles at every degree of our service. Our workers, those that have actually been with us for several years, those brand-new to us in this minute of severe discomfort are crucial, as well as their forbearance, greater than we have a right to request for. Today’s COTP Order does not alter our emphasis. Please understand that we are functioning everyday with customers, financial institutions, as well as the authorities to place our residence aright. We have an economic strategy as well as a clear understanding of as well as dedication to all those that collaborate with, assistance or trust us. Thank you for the chance to resolve your vital as well as excruciating concern.


The NY NJ Captain of the Port is not the only one in acting pertaining to Bouchard vessels. Beaumont, Texas, broadcaster 12News reported on February 14 that 2 Bouchard tugboats had actually been stranded 5 miles off the coastline of Sabine Pass for greater than 80 days as well as consisted of web links to COTP orders from MSU Port Arthur to Bouchard Transportation as well as the Master of the Kim Bouchard (check out the order HERE) as well as the Master of the Danielle Bouchard (check out the order HERE).

Dated February 10, both COTP orders referral dangers by staff to desert the vessels as well as, to name a few points, need the Masters as well as staff to continue to be aboard.

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