Increasing the Size of the Effective United States Control Fleet
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
Pagination or Media Count:
The Effective United States Control EUSC Fleet is comprised of merchant vessels, registered in Liberia, Panama, Honduras, the Bahamas, and the Marshall Islands, that are owned and operated often through foreign subsidiaries by American companies in international shipping, and which are available for requisition, use, or charter by the U.S. in the event of war or national emergency. Tankers represent the predominant type of vessel in the EUSC fleet. A purpose of this research was to evaluate the status of the EUSC fleet, its relevance to U.S. military requirements, and the economic realities of maintaining or increasing the size of the fleet. The first part of this report brings together the publicly available information concerning the size and composition of the EUSC fleet, the related trends, the legislative background, the military aspects of having such a fleet, and the conclusions of previous studies pertaining to the EUSC fleet.
- Marine Engineering
- Sociology and Law