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POLLUTION OF THE WORLDS HARBORS, DOCKS AND INLAND WATERWAYS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO SHIPS

The paper stresses the damaging effect upon our waterways of excessive or continuing pollution loads, with particular reference to that arising from ships or pleasure craft traversing inland waterways or berthed in our docks and harbors. The suitability of various solutions is examined in some detail. These are considered against the background of unskilled handling on board ship and of the tightening requirements of the law. Difficulties of law enforcement are also considered where standards for sewage effluents exist or are proposed for future legislation. A set of criteria is suggested and a method of overcoming the problem by the elimination of overboard discharge in restricted waters is described in some detail. The author concludes by making the point that future standards must be international, realistic, and likely to secure the full cooperation of shipowners, captains, and crews. Its enforcement must be simple and not demanding of any army of enforcement and sampling officers. In short, he maintains that containment alone can ensure the peace of mind of all the parties concerned.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Stokes, J H
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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  • Accession Number: 00012003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM