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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NAS-NRC-748.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    Maritime Research Advisory Committee
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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