MAMMOTH TANKERS DEEPWATER PORTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

A special general meeting of the Propeller Club, Port of New York served as a forum for various U. S. Government Bureaus, industry, and a member of Congress. The forum's object was to present the projected needs of the oil industry for mammoth tankers which require deep water ports. The projected consumer use of petroleum products in 1985 was first presented. Then the various sources of supply were examined. A need for mammoth tankers and an offshore terminal were established to protect the environment. The hazards of dredging present east coast ports to accommodate larger ships are outlined and the hazards of increased tanker traffic in ports using present size tankers is covered. The environmental factors of building and using a deep water offshore terminal for receiving crude oil in mammoth tankers are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For availability, address Director, Eastern Region. Transcript of proceedings of an industry-wide meeting held in cooperation with the Propeller Club, Port of New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1972-5-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1974 12:00AM