The report describes tanker ballasting practices and the possibilities for lower ballast operation. Current incentives investigated include the IMCO segregated ballast level construction requirement, the present high cost of fuel and better maneuverability. The constraints limiting light operation are also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in Paper presented to the Chesapeake Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Washington, D.C., 20 May 75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ship Construction, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Landsburg, A C
    • Cruikshank, J M
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-GEN-700-75061
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM