A description of the U.S. Coast Guard's research pertaining to oil spills at Deepwater Ports is provided. The program consists of two general areas: high seas oil spill clean-up and oil spill assessment studies. Presented under the high seas oil spill clean-up area are the research efforts investigating the dispersion of an oil slick in rough seas and a discussion of a study of the state-of-the-art in clean-up equipment. The oil spill assessment phase involves two distinct problems which are discussed: first, biological and chemical assessment research to determine how the interaction of the oil and the environment may be used to advantage in monitoring operation of a port, and second, oil spill movement studies to provide readily usable predictive techniques should a spill occur.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Lissauer, I M
    • Griffiths, R A
    • Ferguson Jr, J E
  • Publication Date: 1978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM