Accession Number : ADA138898

Title :   Inspection of U.S. Flag Vessels in Foreign Countries. An Application of Cost Effectiveness Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Ashley,M E ; Thompson,A L , Jr

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Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : During the 1970's, the Coast Guard opened several overseas offices to carry out the increasing Commercial Vessel Safety activities occurring chiefly in Europe and the Far East. These offices were closed in April of 1982, to reduce operating expenses in response to political pressure and administrative initiatives to cut the federal budget. Overseas Commercial Vessel Safety activities are currently performed by U.S. based personnel travelling on temporary additional duty orders. This thesis begins with a review of the Coast Guard's Commercial Vessel Safety program. Procedures involving cost effectiveness analysis are reviewed and applied in an analysis of whether or not the overseas should be reopened. The analysis is intended to provide information to internal program managers that is useful in the decision making process.

Descriptors :   *Inspection , Coast Guard operations , Cargo ships , United States , Overseas , Management , Cost effectiveness , Computerized simulation , Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE