A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE DEMAND FOR RECEPTION FACILITIES STEMMING FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MARPOL '73

The 1973 Marine Pollution Convention calls for the provision of reception facilities for the receipt of oily and noxious wastes produced in bulk shipment. To assess the need for reception facilities in U.S. ports, international and domestic requirements were analyzed, operations of crude, product and chemical tankers were studied, relevant tanker characteristics were determined and a survey of the foreign and domestic trade was conducted. The needs were compared with the reception facilities known to be available. The survey identifies forty-one oil loading ports and twenty-eight chemical ports in which the adequacy of reception facilities must be evaluated. Problems which must be resolved are identified. The report shows that the demand for oil reception facilities has been significantly reduced through progressively more stringent segregated ballast and crude oil washing requirements and gives an optimistic outlook on the current adequacy of oil reception facilities. Largely as a result of domestic legislation on hazardous wastes, the development of facilities for noxious substances is progressing. However, much work remains before the adequacy of reception facilities for oil and noxious substances can be ensured.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME (Gulf Section) Spring Meeting and Star Symposium: Merchant & Naval Design, The Past in Review The Future in Forecast, Houston, April 25-28, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Wybenga, F
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM