SEEKING POLLUTION-FREE TANKERS

A MARAD Tanker Study evaluated 35 pollution control features and compared them with those in the President's message and the proposed Coast Guard regulations with respect to cost and pollution prevention effectiveness. The evaluation identified 13 design features which are as effective as the President called for and recommends their consideration in Coast Guard rules for both new and existing tankers. The study also evaluated several alternatives to segregated ballast and double bottoms, since the Presidental message allows the Coast Guard to accept alternate designs or equipment if they can provide equivalent pollution protection, and since segregated ballast and double bottoms have raised the most opposition. Five of the 13 recommended techniques offer viable alternative to segregated ballast or double bottoms and are briefly reviewed in this article. They are: (1) Crude Wasing--Alternative to Segregated Ballast; (2) Ballast Oil/Water Separator--Alternative to Segregated Ballast; (3) Shoreside Reception Facilities--Alternative to Segregated Ballast; (4) U.S. Coast Guard Defensive Location of Segregated Ballast--Alternative to Double Bottoms; and the Intermediate Deck-Alternative to Double Bottoms.

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  • Publication Date: 1977-10-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4-5
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 22

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Commerce
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM