Accession Number:

AD0731806

Title:

The Operational Capabilities of the Proposed Air Deliverable Anti-Pollution Transfer System (ADAPTS). Volume 1. Study Method and Recommendations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

To prevent oil from being spilled from a stranded or otherwise distressed tanker during the short time available between the beginning of the distress and the release of the oil cargo into the sea, a system of aircraft deliverable equipment and people is being developed by the U.S. Coast Guard. The system is named the Air Deliverable Anti-Pollution Transfer System and the acronym used in ADAPTS. The effectiveness of the system is measured by the amount of oil it can transfer from the tanker in 24 hours.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE