Islanders and propane haulers grapple with tighter ferry restrictions
The U.S. Coast Guard ordered vessels in the Maine State Ferry Service to stop transporting propane and passengers simultaneously. This practice had been done for many years, without incident. Doing so has created a hardship for island residents who rely on propane as the source of energy to heat their homes and run their stoves and water heaters. The Coast Guard has granted a temporary solution by maintaining a buffer zone around propane tanks on ferries and limiting passenger numbers until a more suitable solution can be reached.
Marine terminals—Security measures, Ferries
Naliboff, Courtney, "Islanders and propane haulers grapple with tighter ferry restrictions" (2015). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6252.