The Operational Capabilities of the Proposed Air Deliverable Anti-Pollution Transfer System (ADAPTS). Volume 1. Study Method and Recommendations
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Marine Engineering
- Water Pollution and Control