Importation of crude oil to meet soaring energy requirements and massive movement of crude end products into areas of increasing demand are combining to expand tanker traffic along the nation's coasts. To protect the environment against the hazard of potential oil spills, the oil industry has formed a number of cooperatives and non- profit corporations to provide a prompt and effective oil spill containment and cleanup capability. Two of these, Clean Seas Incorporated of Santa Barbara and Clean Bay Inc. of San Francisco, have made major advances in planning, techniques and technology. Existing capability has been evaluated and mobilized for instant response. New and advanced equipment has been designed, built and tested. Spill prevention procedures are being developed, disseminated and implemented. The tanker industry and the concerned public can be assured that substantial progress is being made toward reducing the potential hazard to the marine environment from oil spills.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Annual Tanker Conference (17th)

    Hotel Del Coronado
    Coronado, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Norton, R
    • SMITH, F
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 144-162

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM