SPOTTING POTENTIAL POLLUTERS BY COMPUTER

A computer service that provides current information on tanker casualty and safety performance was recently put into operation by Marine Management Systems Inc. (MMS), of Stamford, Connecticut. The service is part of MMS' global Marine Information Service (MIS) which utilizes GE's worldwide remote computing network. It is expected to assist a charterer in the selection of ships with the best performance records to minimize the risk of tanker oil spills and other seagoing casualties. The first of its kind, the service is designed to reflect the past performance and safety record of tankers, combination carriers, and LNG vessels, including their casualty experience. As a result, users of the service can determine whether or not a specific ship under consideration for purchase or charter is casualty-prone before a commitment is made. Principal interest in the service is predicted to be among government agencies, port authorities, shipowners, ship charters, oil companies, ship brokers, and marine insurance brokers. The Tanker Casualty Library is now available to subscribers of MMS' Marine Information System, providing instantaneous "on-line" terminal access to a worldwide information file of ship casualties involving tankers and combination carriers over 6,000 tdw, and all liquid gas carriers regardless of size. The file, containing reported data from Lloyd's of London, has been compiled and maintained since January 1, 1974, by the Tanker Advisory Center, New York City.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00173735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Management Systems, Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM