During the period 1979 to 1986, the Maritime Administration was designated as the lead agency for a multiyear, multisponsored Arctic Marine Transportation Program. The primary objective of the program was to collect operational and field data during the deployment of the nation's Polar Class icebreakers in the Arctic and Antarctic, and Great Lakes icebreakers in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In all, seventeen ship deployments occurred during the program, which resulted in numerous accomplishments, as documented in over fifty reports. These reports cover a wide spectrum of Arctic marine technology. The primary focus was directed toward three major considerations: assessing the feasibility of commercial marine operations; improving ship design criteria; and defining the environmental conditions along potential marine routes. The purpose of this report is to consolidate the reports into an executive summary.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    NKF Engineering, Inc.

    Columbia, MD  United States 

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Voelker, R P
  • Publication Date: 1990-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 132 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3490-001-MOD-B
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM