TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE AND THE NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY STUDY ON RECENT TANKER ACCIDENTS
An analysis is made of losses of oil carriers worldwide including a table showing the loss ratio of 15 nations from 1964 to 1977. The routine discharge of oil into the ocean by tankers is also discussed. A program is recommended to improve the performance of all tankers over 10,000 deadweight tons operating in U.S. controlled waters and included the following: provide casualty records to charterers and authorities; require all tanker officers to demonstrate their competency on simulators; retrofit segregated ballast tanks (SBT) on existing tankers; prohibit putting water in cargo tanks; and fit double hulls on future new tankers.
Tanker Advisory Center315 West 70th Street
New York, NY USA 10023
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Ships); Casualties; Collisions; Crash investigation; Fatalities; Marine safety; Maritime crashes; Oil tankers; Pollution control; Safety; Standards; Statistics; Tankers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Safety standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Collision statistics; Double bottom tankers; Segregated ballast tankers; Ship casualties; Tanker casualties; Tanker collisions; Tanker pollution prevention; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Environment; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00149575
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Tanker Advisory Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM