DOUBLE HULLS COULD BE THE SALVOR'S FRIEND

During the debate in Washington over the specifics of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, it was so frequently argued that proposed double-hulled tankers would be more difficult and dangerous to salvage than single-hulled vessels, if they should be grounded, that the argument came to be accepted as a fact. It was postulated, however, in a paper presented to the International Marine Salvage Symposium in 1990, that salvaging a double hull tanker would be a simpler and safer operation than dealing with a conventional single hull casualty. This article extracts some of the arguments presented in that paper.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 p.
  • Serial:
    • Fairplay
    • Volume: 311
    • Issue Number: No.5583
    • Publisher: Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    • ISSN: 0307-0220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM