Transportation Research Board Special Report 293

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IX marine transportation

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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competencies and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to the procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

This report was sponsored by the State of Alaska and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Cover design by Debra Naylor, Naylor Design, Inc.

Cover photographs by Kevin Bell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (stellar sea lions); Peggy Michel (bald eagle); and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (coral).

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board. Committee on the Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands: A Study to Design a Comprehensive Assessment.

Risk of vessel accidents and spills in the Aleutian Islands : designing a comprehensive risk assessment / Committee on the Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands: A Study to Design a Comprehensive Assessment.

p. cm.—(Transportation Research Board special report ; 293)

Includes bibliographical references.

1. Oil spills—Risk assessment—Alaska—Aleutian Islands Region. 2. Oil spills—Risk assessment—Bering Sea. 3. Navigation—Alaska—Aleutian Islands Region. 4. Marine accidents—Risk assessment—Alaska—Aleutian Islands Region. 5. Marine accidents—Risk assessment—Bering Sea. I. Title.

TD427.P4C635 2008

363.738'22097984—dc22

2008033069

ISBN 978-0-309-11332-8



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