Proceedings Of The Marine

FAL 2012

Proceedings magazine is a communication tool for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety & Security Council. Each quarterly magazine focuses on a specific theme of interest to the marine industry.

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Marine Casualty HOMEPORT To access marine casualty and pollution data files, visit: On the left side of the screen, click "Investigations." Scroll toward the bottom and click "Marine Casualty/ Pollution Investigations." Marine Casualty and Pollution Data Provides details that can be used to analyze marine accidents and pollution incidents by a variety of factors, including vessel or facility type, injuries, fatalities, pollutant details, location, and date. Merchant Vessels of the United States A data file of merchant and recreational vessels. Notable Oil Spills in U.S. Water 1989 to 2009 Each year, the Coast Guard investigates several thousand polluting incidents. In any given year, more than 70 percent of the annual spill volume can be attributed to fewer than 20 incidents. This report describes the most significant of those incidents. Oil Spill Compendium 1973 to 2009 Pollution-related data and graphics from 1973 to 2009. National Response Center Available at The National Response Center provides an online query system of all reported oil and chemical spill data. ³ There is a significant difference between a spill reported to the National Response Center and a spill investigated by the Coast Guard. ³ Not all spills reported to the National Response Center occur under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. ³ It is common for a spill to be reported by several parties. Each report generates a National Response Center report. 38 Proceedings Fall 2012

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