Environmental Performance of Tanker Designs in Collision and Grounding (eBook)

Published Date

August 2012

Environmental Performance of Tanker Designs in Collision and Grounding (eBook)

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Following the grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound in March 1989, which resulted in the loss of more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaskan waters, the U.S. Congress promulgated P.L. 101-380, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). 2mb

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The intent of this law was to minimize oil spills through a variety of mechanisms, including improved tanker design, changes in operations, and other actions aimed at improving the capability to manage the cleanup of oil spills should they occur.


A committee as a whole met five times between June 1999 and January 2001, and subgroups met periodically throughout that period.


This final report represents a synthesis of the information gathered by the committee, which encompassed the data, analytical tools, and simulation methods currently available for the development of a rationally based approach for assessing the environmental performance of alternative tanker designs relative to the double-hull standard. 2mb

Title: Environmental Performance of Tanker Designs in Collision and Grounding (eBook)
Product Code: 4436F009
Published Date: August 2012

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