AN EVALUATION OF THE PRACTICE OF RETAINING TUGS ON THE BASIS OF TIME TO MELT

The practice of retaining tugboats for the N.S. Savannah on the basis of time-to-melt calculations is evaluated. Areas of study include site and environmental considerations, tug performance, hazards to tug personnel, auxiliary diesel electric propulsion, and tug expense and precedent implications. It is concluded that the health and safety of the public is adequately provided for in present safeguards, and that the practice of requiring tugs to be retained at the ship seems to represent an undue expense and set an unduly restrictive precedent that other nuclear ships very likely cannot follow.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-59.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1964-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STS-59
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3377
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM