MARINE APPROACHES TO U.S. PORTS: A FLEXIBLE AND OBSTRUCTION-FREE SYSTEM IS NEEDED
A controversy between energy and maritime interests over common use of the ocean caused by exploration for oil and gas resources of the Outer Continental Shelf needs prompt resolution. The Congress should: Authorize the Coast Guard to designate obstruction-free shipping routes on the Outer Continental Shelf. Require the Coast Guard to relocate or adjust designated shipping routes when necessary for the exploration and development of oil and gas deposits. Authorize the Coast Guard to veto any obstruction to designated shipping routes until the shipping routes can be relocated or adjusted.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1978-5-2
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Harbor traffic control; Hazards; Navigation; Obstructions (Navigation); Offshore drilling platforms; Offshore oil industry; Oil exploration; Port traffic; Vessel traffic control
- Old TRIS Terms: Navigation hazards; Navigation obstructions; Obstructions to navigation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00178897
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-107
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM