Accession Number : ADA323740

Title :   Economic Value of the International Ice Patrol.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Personal Author(s) : Pritchett, Clark W.

PDF Url : ADA323740

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : An approach for estimating the economic value of the International Ice Patrol (IIP) to the shipping interests of a country is developed. The ship routing method that uses IIP products is compared with an approach that uses historical information (climatology) about the iceberg limits. The additional cost of transiting using climatology (compared to IIP routing) is the economic value of the International Ice Patrol for one voyage. An example using a typical US containership is developed to estimate the return on investment to the United States of the economic benefit of IIP to United States shipping. The economic value is a measure that can be used to understand how the International Ice Patrol benefits the shipping interests of a nation and to quantify that benefit.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, *ICEBERGS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, PATROLLING, MARINE CLIMATOLOGY, BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, SURFACE NAVIGATION, CONTAINERSHIPS, ICE PREVENTION, ICE BREAKUP, CUTTERS(VESSELS).

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE