ACTIVITIES RELATING TO TITLE II PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY ACT OF 1972

The Ports and Waterways Safety Act of 1972, was enacted on 10 July 1972. The purpose of the Act is to promote the safety of ports, harbors, waterfront areas, and navigable waters of the U.S. Section 203 of the Act requires that the Secretary, for a period of 10 years following the enactment of Title II, make a report to Congress at the beginning of each regular session, regarding his activities under the Title and sets forth in some detail the matters to be covered. The report begins with a general description of the approach to the development of standards and continues with progress that has been accomplished in those areas indicated in Section 203. The specific topics discussed under these areas are as follows: Safety of Navigation; Internat'l Regulations for Collision Avoidance; Domestic Vessel Traffic System; Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Comms; Maneuvering; Segregated Ballast Tankers; Pollution Prevention Regulations; IMCO Marine Pollution Conference; Tanker Outflow; and Spill-Risk Analysis. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Merchant Marine Safety
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, J A
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 239 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-M-1-77 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM