OPTIMUM FLEET SIZE AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF OIL RECOVERY SHIPS

Optimum fleet size of oil recovery ships for oil spill emergencies in bay or inland sea is discussed. In such an accident, involved are many random variables such as the time of occurrence, the scale of disaster, the weather and so on. In case that the compensation problem for loss of fishery should arise just after the lump of spilled oil has drifted on shore, the quantity of oil which must be recovered on the sea before the time of driftage becomes strictly important. Statistical average of oil drift time is computed for various cases by simulation, and then the optimum fleet size of recovery ships is evaluated by means of dynamic programming.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansai University, Faculty of Engineering

    3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita 564
    Osaka,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Ito, I
    • Yonehara, N
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00184839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM