Accession Number : ADA599183


Title :   Could the United States Afford to Lose a Major Port?


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Landi, Daniel W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a599183.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : What would happen if this took place in New York Harbor? Looking at the different classes of ships that would be needed and if it is a terrorist act or simply poor seaman ship. In addition, how would the nation respond to the closure of the port as well as the economic impact? The nation had salvage response and how long it would take and cost. The cost would range in the hundreds of millions and require a two-step approach. The nation would need to start salvage operations and to start dredging. An event that would force the closure of one of the United States busiest ports would require a swift response to ensure that the flow of commerce would continue.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *HARBORS , *SALVAGE , NEW YORK , SECURITY , SHIPS , TERRORISM , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE