CRUDE TANKER POLLUTION ABATEMENT
From the standpoint of what is environmentally and economically most desirable, Exxon has sought to analyze several tanker pollution abatement measures. Two major provisions in the "International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships", aimed at the reduction of operational discharges from crude oil tankers, are discussed; namely Load-on-Top (LOT) Systems for all tankers and segregated ballast tanks on new tankers above 70,000 dwt. Crude washing has emerged from the developmental stage to accepted practice and appears to Exxon to offer the greatest potential for early application of a measure which substantially reduces operational discharges from crude tankers. Exxon firmly believes that it would be unfortunate for action to be taken through IMCO to now mandate the retrofitting of segregated ballast for crude tankers over 70,000 dwt. Based on a realistic appraisal of available technology, Exxon believes that, for existing tankers, crude washing together with continued improvements to LOT has the best potential for producing significant pollution abatement more quickly and with less difficulty than would a segregated ballast retrofit program.
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- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Ships); Economic analysis; Environmental impact analysis; Load transfer; Petroleum refining; Pollution; Pollution control; Regulations; Tankers; Water quality management
- Identifier Terms: International Maritime Consultative organization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pollution abatement
- Old TRIS Terms: Crude washing; Environmental surveys | tanker pollution prevention; Imco pollution regulations; Load on top; Segregated ballast tankers; Tanker discharging; Tanker pollution prevention
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Law; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00170705
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Exxon Corporation
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM