The promotion of regulatory measures aimed primarily at enhancing tanker safety was a feature of the late 1970s. In particular The Marine Pollution Prevention Protocol (MARPOL) and The Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) developed by IMCO and which will ultimately apply internationally, and the Port and Safety Act implemented by the US Coast Guard, all call for substantial changes in the design and instrumentation of the world tanker fleet. The study describes existing and pending national and international tanker regulatory measures, and the world fleet will be assessed in order to gauge the extent to which existing tankers will be able to meet the requirements of these regulations. For some owners the costs of installing equipment necessary to conform to the new regulations (e.g. Crude Oil Washing, Inert Gas Systems, Segregated Ballast Tanks, Navigational Aids etc) will be prohibitive. The Study will estimate the consequent effect on the tanker fleet in terms of scrappage and on future tanker operating efficiency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of a series of ten Shipping Studies to be published in 1981 by HPD Shipping Publications. Cost per copy is $110.00, the entire series of ten $$620.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    HPD Shipping Publications

    34 Brook Street, Mayfair
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 94
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM