DOUBLE HULL ISSUE AND OIL SPILL RISK ON THE PACIFIC WEST COAST

This paper begins with a review of tanker volumes and patterns along the Canadian west coast and neighboring United States coast. It then discusses the range of tanker hull designs in current use or proposed and their advantages and drawbacks in the event of a collision or grounding leading to a potential oil spill. Interim protection measures for reducing the oil spill risk of single-hull vessels are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the superiority of double hull construction in reducing oil spill risk. The paper ends with a comparison of United States, Canadian, and international regulations governing tanker and barge design, and the effect of those regulations on replacement of single-hull tankers with double-hull design. Benefits and costs of such replacements are also evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dickens (DF) Assiciates

    Salt Spring Island, British Columbia,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM