2017 ORS 783.580¹
Tugboat operator refusing to tow
  • discrimination in charges

Any tugboat towing for hire in any of the waters of this state is a common carrier for the business of towing vessels. No master or owner of any such tug shall refuse to tow any vessel of the class usually towed by such a tug, or shall discriminate either in the charges for towing or in time; but they shall tow all such vessels in the order in which they may be announced ready; provided, that towing in or out of a bar harbor may take precedence over towing inside of such harbor.

Chapter 783

Notes of Decisions

There is nothing in this chapter which provides for different pro­ce­dures where owners of vessel are named in complaint as well as vessel itself. Paddack v. Rasmussen, 59 Or App 290, 650 P2d 1036 (1982), aff’d 294 Or 599, 660 P2d 677 (1983)

Procedures provided by this chapter meet funda­mental due process require­ments of adequate notice and opportunity to be heard. Rocky B. Fisheries v. North Bend Fabrica­tion & Machines, Inc., 66 Or App 625, 676 P2d 319 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 783—Liabilities and Offenses Connected With Shipping and Navigation;, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors783.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 783, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano783.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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