Tanker Owners Federation Will Study Oil Spill Clean-Up For U.S. Navy

The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, headquartered in the United Kingdom, has been asked to undertake a study for the U.S. Navy to identify resources for combating oil spills in certain high-risk areas in Europe, it was announced recently by John Archer, managing director of the Federation. The study will assess the risk potential of different sizes of oil spills, and comment on the adequacy of existing Navy clean-up resources.

A total of 26 locations will be surveyed in eight countries: France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. A preliminary study has been carried out for one U.S. Navy Activity Area in Naples, Italy and for one NATO Fuel Terminal Area in El Ferrol, Spain. Other highrisk locations to be included in the study will be U.S. Navy Discharge Ports and U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Loading Ports.

"Taking U.S. Navy oil spill statistics, the function of the location, and the types and qualities of oil handled," commented Mr. Archer, "we will study the risk factors and determine what clean-up resources are required."

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  Apr 1984

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