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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tanker Advisory Center

    315 West 70th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10023
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Tanker Advisory Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM