AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE PORT AND TANKER SAFETY ACT ON THE U.S. FLAG TANKER FLEET

The report documents a survey of the owner/operators of U.S. flag tankers to determine the impacts of the Port and Tanker Safety Act (P.L. 95-474) on their vessels. The purpose of the survey was to provide the Maritime Administration with factual information to assess: (1) the capability of U.S. shipyards to perform the necessary retrofit; (2) the availability of equipment required to be retrofitted; (3) potential scrapping and new building plans; and (4) budgetary implications related to the Maritime Administration construction differential subsidy and mortgage quarantee programs, Title V and XI, respectively. The U.S. flag tanker fleet consists of 236 vessels of 20,000 DWT and over. The impact of the Port and Tanker Safety Act on the 217 vessels surveyed can be summarized as indicated: 77 vessels-no decision; 26 vessels-owners plan to scrap prior to 1986; 10 vessels-owners plan to request dedicated trade exemption; 13 vessels-under charter to the Military Sealift Command; and 91 vessels-retrofit work has been or will be performed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-GEN-730-80066
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM