SS MANHATTAN ARCTIC MARINE PROJECT DATA: THE IMPACT ON TECHNOLOGY

During the period 1968-71, EXXON, ARCO, and BP participated in a project to determine the feasibility of transporting Alaskan North Slope crude oil via icebreaking tankers. This paper describes and discusses the technical and operational data resulting from that project and assesses its impact on future Arctic marine technology. Design criteria for a new icebreaking tanker were developed based on analytical studies, model tests, and results from the SS Manhattan icebreaking tests. A basic ship and four hull variations were studied.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Ice Tech '81 sponsored by the Eastern Canadian Section of SNAME, 16-19 June 1981. Proceedings price to members $30.00; non-members $45.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Mookhoek, A D
    • Voelker, R P
    • DEBORD, F W
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM