Design study spurs debate on tanker safety

Wills, Jonathan
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p13
Discusses findings of the study by the U.S. National Research Council's Committee on Tank Vessel Design, which showed that majority of oil tankers are old and weak and not designed to survive accidents. Effects of installation of double hulls and other devices to prevent pollution on the capacity of tanker fleet; Publication of the committee's study by the National Academy of Sciences; Debate about the double-skinned hulls.


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