This study recommendes a strategy for developing U.S.-flag nuclear-powered merchant ships. It identifies and discusses key problem areas, including comparative economics, safety and environmental quality considerations, and financial incentives and options. Four major conclusions and four principal recommendations are highlighted in the Summary; and subsidiary conclusions and recommendations appear in the supporting text. The main text is supported by 7 working papers, included as appendixes: The Future of U.S. Foreign Trade; Costs and Comparative Costs for Nuclear-Powered and Conventionally Powered Ships; The Future Price and Availability of Residual Fuel Oil; Trade Route Alternatives for Nuclear Propulsion Applications; Health, Safety, and Environmental Quality Considerations; Prospects of Unconventional Propulsion for Merchant Marine Applications; and Principal Subsidies Available to U.S.-Flag Ships Engaged in Foregin Trade.

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    Maritime Transportation Research Board

    National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Pagination: 125 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00071997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309-02318-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0244-0023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM