Prompt and effective response to time-critical ship casualties and emergencies, for example, by refloating stranded ships, can prevent marine pollution and economic disruption of ports and waterways. The marine salvage industry, which conducts this work, has undergone significant changes in the past two decades. This book evaluates these changes and assesses the adequacy of marine salvage in the United States. Among the issues addressed are conditions in the salvage industry; emergency response-time; national salvage policy; workforce needs; salvage techniques; and the contribution of the Navy to the national salvage capability.
Table of Contents
|2 Changes in the Marine Salvage Industry Since 1982||13-22|
|3 National Salvage Posture Issues||23-57|
|4 Conclusions and Recommendations||58-62|
|Appendix A: Biographies of Committee Members||63-66|
|Appendix B: Jettison Report and Recommendations||67-81|
|Appendix C: Respondents to Questionnaire||82-83|
|Appendix D: Invited Participants at Committee Meetings||84-88|
|Appendix E: Instances of Salvage in U.S. Waters Reported to the Committee||89-101|
|Appendix F: Current Navy Support for the Commercial Salvage Industry||102-104|
|Appendix G: Accident Scenarios||105-112|
|Appendix H: U.S. Laws Affecting Salvage||113-120|
|Appendix I: Salvage Tug Requirements||121-131|
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