Results of an investigation of the legal and administrative problems which nuclear merchant ships will encounter are provided. The legal problems associated with nuclear shipping center around: (1) problems of jurisdiction concerning the boundary lines between different governmental controls arising within and outside the U.S., and (2) problems of liability involved in admiralty law. Specific legal problems associated with the N.S. Savannah overseas and in the U.S. are detailed. A discussion of administrative and political problems in connection with the N.S. Savannah includes U.S. governmental relations problems, foreign reactions to demonstration visits by the N.S. Savannah in harbors abroard, and requirements for an affective public information program for the N.S. Savannah. Appendices provide samples of questionaires sent to various domestic and foreign officials, and sample information programs for Great Britain, The Netherlands, and France.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number M-6-N.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Engineering Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Sandweiss, L S
    • Gordenker, L
    • Northrop, R M
    • Thomas, M
    • Clubok, A B
  • Publication Date: 1959-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 210 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2717-2-F
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1586
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM