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Purposeful Jettison of Petroleum Cargo

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This book addresses the problem of deliberate discharge of petroleum cargo during salvage operations. It assesses the implications for shipping and marine environmental protection; documents the need to clarify U.S. law concerning intentional discharges of petroleum cargoes to save ships and prevent the loss of larger amounts of cargo; considers the implications of advances in oil spill contingency planning, environmental data acquisition and spill trajectory forecasting; and makes recommendations concerning the feasibility of developing guidelines for deciding whether to discharge oil intentionally.


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National Research Council. 1994. Purposeful Jettison of Petroleum Cargo. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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216 pages |8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-05081-4

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