POLLUTION FROM VESSELS: DIVERSE EQUIPMENT OFFERED TO MEET WATER QUALITY STANDARDS

The U.S. government, IMCO, and the USCG are working to curtail the amount of oil discharged into the oceans. The U.S. government now prohibits dumping of oily water that leaves a sheen on the water surface, and IMCO and the USCG are considering required segregated ballast systems on tankers. Flow-through treatment of sewage by marine sanitation devices (MSDs) on ships in U.S. navigable waters is required, and the effluent from MSDs must meet coliform and visible solids requirements. Because of these requirements, a diversity of pollution control equipment is available, and oil company cooperatives and firms specializing in oil spill clean-up have developed. Highlights of the U.S. and IMCO oil pollution control and sewage regulations are presented, and USCG methods for identifying polluters are outlined. Exxon U.S.A. reports on its pollution control efforts. Lists of available oil-water separators, oil spill control equipment, and MSDs are also provided.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27-37
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM