This paper examines various design and operating measures for and associated costs of minimizing oil tanker pollution outflows caused by both routine operations and accidents. It discusses the scope of the worldwide oil pollution problem in general and worldwide oil pollution emanating from tankers in particular and subdivides that subject into the categories of operational and accidental discharges. Given that scope of the problem, the paper next discusses the various design measures either currently in force or being actively contemplated which are intended to mitigate such oil discharges. Specifically in this regard, it discusses various segregated ballast designs, inert gas systems, onboard collision avoidance systems, and LORAN-C electronic navigation systems. The paper also discusses at some length the human factor aspects of ship control and their influence on accidents as well as the attended need for improved training of bridge personnel. Finally, the real and intangible economic aspects of these factors are discussed either quantitatively, where possible, or qualitatively, where not. The primary intent of this discussion is to assure that all costs are identified, understood, and integrated within the decision making process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Porricelli, J D
    • Keith, V F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM