THE ROLE OF THE US MERCHANT MARINE IN NATIONAL SECURITY; PROJECT WALRUS REPORT
The panel advocates a merchant marine program designed to meet both cold and limited war needs. Three steps are proposed for strengthening the merchant marine to meet this goal. First, government action is necessary to avoid the exodus of "flag of convenience" shipping from effective U.S. control to uncontrolled registries under European flags. Second, government leadership must be elicited in securing the cooperation of maritime labor and management to produce a technologically feasible fleet which will be commercially competitive with minimum subsidy. Third, MARAD's Research and Development Program must direct itself to the creation of a self-supporting, subsidy-free merchant fleet.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NAS-NRC-748.
National Academy of SciencesMaritime Research Advisory Committee
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Publication Date: 1959
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Financing; Flags of convenience; Merchant fleet operation; Merchant vessels; Ship operations; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive merchant ships; Ship financing
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026168
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: NAS-NRC-748
- Contract Numbers: MA-1767
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM