Can we design an oil tanker that meets our complex demands for environmental protection, economical operation, and crew safety? This volume evaluates and ranks a wide variety of tank ship hull designs proposed by experts around the world.
Based on extensive research and studies, the book explores the implications of our rising demand for petroleum and increase in tanker operations; U.S. government regulations and U.S. Coast Guard policies regarding designs for new tank vessel construction; how new ship design would affect crew safety, maintenance, inspection, and other technical issues; the prospects for retrofitting existing tankers to reduce the risk of oil spills; and more.
The conclusions and recommendations will be particularly important to maritime safety regulators in the United States and abroad; naval architects; ship operators and engineers; and officials in the petroleum, shipping, and marine insurance industries.
Table of Contents
|2 Tank Vessel Design, Operation, and Regulation||29-54|
|3 Physical Bases of Phenomena Active in Casualties||55-76|
|4 Engineering Considerations||77-100|
|5 Design Alternatives||101-157|
|6 Benefits and Costs of Design Changes||158-181|
|7 The Need for Research||182-189|
|Summary of References||190-198|
|Appendix A: MARPOL 73/78 Annex I||199-207|
|Appendix B: Structural Design of Tankers||208-214|
|Appendix C: Large Tanker Structural Survey Experience||215-217|
|Appendix D: 35,000 DWT Tanker Cargo Capacity and Damage Stability Study||218-225|
|Appendix E: Double Hull Tanker Design||226-237|
|Appendix F: Comparative Study on Potential Oil Spill in Collision and/or Grounding--Different Tanker Designs||238-302|
|Appendix G: Transport Cost Model Calculations||303-313|
|Appendix H: Expert Judgment Technique||314-322|
|Appendix I: Biographies of Committee Members||323-327|
|Appendix J: Presentations to the Committee||328-329|
|Appendix K: Committee Estimates of Oil Outflow Relative to MARPOL Standard||330-334|
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