SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN THE USE OF PORTS AND APPROACHES BY NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIPS

The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance to Governments and Port Authorities on the various procedures and precautionary measures that may be employed when nuclear merchant ships use ports and approaches. The problem is basically that of siting a nuclear reactor in a populated area, with the extra factor of mobility. Added to this is the fact that the safety standards of the nuclear ship may be those of a country other than that of the port of entry. Thus the problem must be solved in international agreements. The guide is the outcome of the last two meetings held at the Agency's headquarters on 9-13 May 1966 and on 18-22 March 1968, with experts from seven countries. Also present at the meetings were representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) and EURATOM. The report deals with general factors in the selection of berths; Radiological considerations; practices concerned with use of ports by nuclear merchant ships plus a bibliography.

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  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Atomic Energy Agency-EURATOM
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Safety Series #27
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM