This paper deals with environmental control in both shipbuilding and ship repair facilities. The distinction is intentional. The first steps in dealing with and preventing pollution problems is the recognition of their sources and the evaluation of their magnitude. The recognition and evaluation process quickly separates shipbuilding facilities from ship repair facilities. On the other hand, combining shipbuilding and ship repair into the same facilities the environmental control problems are additive. The author reviews various state and federal pollution control legislation and its applicability to shipbuilding and repair facilities. Particular attention is given to the problem of handling solid wastes, oil and other liquid waste accumulations as well as pollutants occurring during the surface preparation and protective coating of ships hull. It is also pointed out that there is no typical shipyard facility and no standard environmental control program which can be applied to all shipyards, each must be tailor made to fit the particular circumstances, and that program will be continually changing. It also follows that if you cannot fit a given control program to a plant which cannot be defined as typical, you definitely cannot apply a simplified economic impact equation to the industry as a whole.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Ray, T B
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 00044456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM