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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1992 NO. 7 > May 26 1992

1.  A launch service which only transports freight between the dock and ships at anchor is not required to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Utilities and Transportation Commission pursuant to RCW 81.84.010.    2.  A launch service which only transports freight between the dock and ships at anchor is a common carrier and is subject to regulation by the Utilities and Transportation Commission as a common carrier.