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Booklet Shows Foreign
Flag Vessels Owned By
U.S. Parent Companies
The Maritime Administration has released a report on 677 foreign-flag oceangoing merchant- type ships of 1,000 gross tons and over owned by United States par- ent companies located and incor- porated in the United States, either by direct ownership or through foreign subsidiary com- panies. Prepared by MarAd's Of- fice of Subsidy Administration, the report contains information as of December 31, 1976. "Foreign Flag Merchant Ships
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Mar Ad Releases
Ocean Thermal Energy
The Maritime Administration has released a technical report which discusses the maritime and construction aspects of Ocean
Thermal Energy Conversion (OT-
EC) plant ships as a promising means of helping alleviate na- tional energy problems, contrib- uting to a more favorable balance of payments, and providing new employment opportunities in the maritime and related industries.
A tropical-grazing OTEC plant ship would use the temperature difference between the warm sur- face waters near the equator and the colder waters one-half mile below to drive a heat engine to produce electric power that would be converted into an energy- intensive product aboard ship.
The study, performed by the
Johns Hopkins University Ap- plied Physics Laboratory, indi- cates that OTEC offers greater promise than fossil and nuclear power, and recommends that high priority be placed on the develop- ment of OTEC plant ships.
The report, "Investment in
Commercial Development of Ocean
Thermal Energy Conversion (OT-
EC) Plant Ships," is available from the National Technical In- formation Service, 5285 Port Roy- al Road, Springfield, Va. 22161.
The order number is PB 280922/
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