The paper presents an overview of the Maritime Administration basic goals and missions in the measures taken to abate and control pollution from ships. The main thrust of the agency-wide program is in the prevention of oil pollution through cost effective measures which would maintain the competitive position of the U.S. merchant fleet. The Marad pollution abatement program is based on the achievement of our National goals of the elimination of the intentional pollution by ships by 1975 and the minimization of accidental pollution by the end of the decade. Emphasis is placed on reaching these goals through international agreements. The impact of the 1973 IMCO Marine Pollution Convention is analyzed for economic and environmental factors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Chesapeake Section of SNAME, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Steinman, G C
    • Chappel, W B
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM