One of the current concepts of a submarine tanker for the transport of Arctic crude oil is discussed. A critical element of this system is underwater navigation which is analyzed considering safety and economics in relation to the hazards involved. A route analysis and vehicle characteristics are presented which define the problem and lead to a recommended optimum Navigation System. The authors' general conclusions are that, due to the hazards involved and relative lack of experience with large submarines, a vessel of moderate tonnage should be built as a prototype for the East Coast market or a vessel of the proposed 300,000 DWT could be built for the northern route to European markets.

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    Marine Technology Society

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  • Authors:
    • Clautice, W G
    • Sheets, H E
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00071726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Technology Society
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM