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Title: United States Coast Guard portable salvage computer. Final report

The US Coast Guard's interest in marine salvage arises from its responsibility under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and other laws dealing with oil spills. At vessel stranding situations, which could result in significant environmental damage through the release of oil or hazardous chemicals, the Coast Guard is represented by an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC), who must evaluate whether or not appropriate salvage techniques are applied to the stranded vessel by commercial salvors. To assist the OSC, who may not be trained in marine salvage, and other Coast Guard personnel assigned to such salvage operations, a portable salvage computer has been programmed to accomplish salvage calculations in a user-friendly manner. In this final report, the development of the salvage program and selection of a portable computer are described along with results of field testing with actual stranding situations.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6517031
Report Number(s):
AD-A-179243/1/XAB; CGR/DC-12/86
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Document partially illegible
Research Org:
Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Groton, CT (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 02 PETROLEUM; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILLS; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; OIL SPILLS; DAMAGE; FIELD TESTS; HYDROSTATICS; US COAST GUARD; CONTROL SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; TESTING; US DOT; US ORGANIZATIONS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; 020900 -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects