Accession Number : ADA247946

Title :   Port Needs Study (Vessel Traffic Services Benefits). Volume 3: Technical Supplement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 90-Jul 91,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Maio, D.

Report Date : AUG 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 730

Abstract : This Volume III is a compendium of technical papers documenting separate elements of the study. These technical papers provide detailed explanations of the analytical procedures, input data sources, models and assumptions that produced the results presented in Volumes I and II. Procedures for the base period 1979-1989 and for the forecast period 1995-2010 are described. The literature review and development of estimates of VTS effectiveness in reducing vessel casualties is discussed. VTS Effectiveness Factors are integrated into the process of projecting vessel casualties avoided by VTS. A Navigational Risk Model Development (prepared by TAI-Kuo Liu, DTS 42) describes the analysis of historical vessel casualties and their causes. Estimates of Costs Associated With Oil and Hazardous Chemical Spills and Costs of Idle Resources During Vessel Repair describes the input data sources, analytical methods and assumptions used to estimate costs associated with both spill clean-up costs and the opportunity cost of idle damaged vessels.

Descriptors :   BENEFITS, CASUALTIES, CHEMICALS, CLEANING, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, ESTIMATES, HAZARDS, HISTORY, INPUT, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MODELS, NAVIGATION, REPAIR, RISK, SPILLING, TRAFFIC.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Water Pollution and Control
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE