The Merchant Marine Act of 1970 directed a ten-year effort to revitalize the commercial maritime transportation industry. A significant feature of the Act was a commitment to increase the research and development effort. This R&D program was carried out by the Office of Commercial Development of the U.S. Maritime Administration in concert with a matching effort by the maritime industry. This study assesses the R&D program at about the halfway point in the ten-year program, but does not discuss plans for the remaining half. Volume 1 presents an executive summary. Volume 2 contains a statement of the objectives, a description of the approach used, representative data, the most significant of the results derived, the overall study conclusions, and a discussion of the major implications of the study. For those interested in the major study results, this Volume 2 is largely self-contained. Volume 3 (not available) presents details of the study rationale and methodology, the basic data developed, the individual analysis, and the judgmental considerations. Volume 4 (not available) is a catalog of all the R&D projects carried out in the program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Vol.1-Executive Summary; Vol.2-R&D Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00656944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM