ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR BAHAMAS SUPERTANKER PORT
A site 30 miles east of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, was chosen for construction of a sea-island supertanker bunker. Six controlled spills (270 U.S. gals. each) of crude and two spills of naphtha were made at the sea-island site during the windiest month (February). Slick spreading rates are presented. Cumene and all lower-boiling aromatics disappeared within the first 90 minutes after a crude-oil spill; a majority of toxic fractions disappeared within 3 to 8 hours. Slick-drift roses for extreme-wind- persistence and strongest-coastal-current conditions indicate the environmental suitability of the site for capture and cleanup of small spills. Data are graphically presented.
- Coastal Eng Conference, 14th Int, Proceedings, V3, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 24-28, 1974.
New York, NY United States 10017-2398
- HARRISON, W
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References;
- Pagination: p. 2551-67
- TRT Terms: Deepwater harbors; Offshore terminals; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals
- Old TRIS Terms: Environmental surveys
- Subject Areas: Environment; Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00129762
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM