An on-site survey of the Houston, Texas port was made to determine adequate facilities to accommodate the N.S. Savannah and to consider the special requirements necessary due to the nuclear aspects of the ship. The port is at the terminal end of a 45-mile long dredged channel. The controlling factor of the water level is wind rather than tidal action, with the most frequent water level at 3 to 4 feet above sea level. The roles of port authorities and various organizations who will be involved in the visitation are discussed. Evacuation procedures are to be carried out by the ship's crew, special auxiliary police, and the port police. The calculated potential total population dose is presented in tabular form. Remote anchorage is planned for the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles distant from Galveston harbor. Public visitation on board the ship is strictly supervised.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TODD/SML-NSS-12.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  United States 

    States Marine Lines, Incorporated

  • Publication Date: 1963-4-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TODD/SML-NSS-12
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2206, MA-1889
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM