Because of the present demand for imported energy products and projected increase in such imports, an important segment of the 1970 Program involves the subsidized construction of liquid bulk carriers or tankers for operation in U.S. foreign trade. This part, the Tanker Program, involves the construction of a mix of tank vessels including handy size tankers, intermediate size tankers, supertankers, jumbo supertankers, and combination ore/bulk/oil carriers (up to 160,000 DWT). The Tanker program is the subject of the statement. This section describes the major elements of the marine environment air, water, and land affected by the construction and operation of the tank vessels. Environmental impact will occur throughout the marine environment, including landward areas, coastal zone and coastal ocean areas and the open oceans lying with the prescribed trade routes for the ships. The statement also considers the amounts of oil pollution, operational and accidental, that may be discharged from the vessels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 1, $6.00-EIS-AA-73-0725-F-1; Vol 2, Appendices, $9.00-EIS-AA-73-0725-F-2; Vol 3, Appendices, $6.00-EIS-AA-73-0725-F-3; 4-Volume set available at $26.00 as EIS-AA-73-0725-F-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 397 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ELR-0725 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM