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.
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Publication Date: 1980-3
- Pagination: 138 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment replacement; Freight traffic; Legislation; Marine safety; Pollution control; Regulatory constraints; Safety; Shipbuilding; Ships; Subsidies; Surveys; Tankers; Water quality management
- Uncontrolled Terms: Vessel scrapping
- Old TRIS Terms: Pollution abatement measures; Survey reports; Tanker pollution prevention; Tanker safety; Water pollution prevention
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Law; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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