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MARTECH USA CLEANS UP TAMPA BAY OIL SPILL

 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Martech USA Inc. (NYSE: MUS) today announced it has been contracted to assist in the cleanup of a large oil spill in Tampa Bay, Fla.
 The National Response Corp., which is organizing the overall cleanup, called Martech on Tuesday, Aug. 10, requesting mobilization of crews and equipment to Tampa. Martech initially sent a 25-person crew, two response trailers, two vessels and 8,000 feet of containment boom to the site to conduct off-shore skimming and removal of oil on water. Over the weekend, winds in the area changed forcing the oil ashore. By Monday, Martech had been asked to send 300 additional crew members to perform on-shore cleanup of beaches around Tampa Bay.
 "It's difficult to say how long our services will be required in Tampa, or how many people and how much equipment we will need to send as the situation has been changing day-to-day," said John Chanslor, Martech vice president in charge of the company's Gulf Coast region. "However, we are prepared to mobilize as much as the situation requires."
 The oil spill occurred Aug. 10 after two barges and a freighter collided in Tampa Bay.
 Martech USA Inc. provides a comprehensive range of specialized marine construction services, on-shore field related environmental remediation services and spill response to private industry and governmental agencies.
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 /CONTACT: Annette Hamilton, public relations manager, of Martech USA, 907-561-1970/
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