TANKERS OIL TRANSFER OPERATIONS ON THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY
During calendar years 1973 through 1976, 180 oil tanker pollution incidents and 83 tanker casualties were reported on the Delaware River and Bay. Seven caused a discharge of more than 10,000 gallons of oil. The primary causes of the pollution incidents and the casualties were human error and equipment failure. While incidents resulting from such causes probably cannot be eliminated completely, actions since January 1977 or currently under consideration should help to reduce the number of similar incidents.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Human error; Oil spills; Petroleum terminals; Pollution control; Prevention; Statistics; Tankers
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill prevention; Oil spill sources; Oil spill statistics; Tanker pollution prevention
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Environment; Marine Transportation; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00165289
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-77-24
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM