This book makes good use of technical studies made by the oil companies, tanker operators, and by various nations under United Nations auspices. It compares the costs of the various possible methods for reducing oil pollution from tanker operations together with their effectiveness. It considers such alternatives as Load on Top, segregated ballast tanks, crude oil washing, and shore reception facilities. The study considers the cost of pollution control on an incremental basis: How much would it cost to institute progressively higher control standards? And would commensurate benefits result? The book recognizes the realities of enforcement. Can thousands of ships (including many independents, registered under a variety of flags,) be forced to comply with expensive international regulations? The nations of the world have been asked to ratify the International Convention on the Marine Pollution of the Sea (MARPOL). This book contains much information that can contribute to an informed ratification debate. Many of the problems with which the Convention deals are addressed in this book.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Centre for Transportation Studies
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1W5
  • Authors:
    • Waters II, William G
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM