Coast Guard Journal of Safety at Sea: Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council, Special Issue [Volume 56]   [open pdf - 591KB]

From the Assistant Commandant's Perspective written by Rear Admiral Robert C. North, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection: "Ten years have passed since we faced what seemed insurmountable: 258,000 barrels of crude oil spilled in the pristine environment of Prince William Sound, Alaska. In the decade since the EXXON VALDEZ spill, the Coast Guard has dedicated itself to preventing such a disaster from occurring again, and to being better prepared in case it does. As a world leader in maritime environmental protection, the Coast Guard actively improves laws, regulations and procedures in partnership with other stakeholders. We have enabled substantial increases in safety and reductions in accidents of all types. This pamphlet summarizes the prevention, preparedness, and response climate in the United States prior to the EXXON VALDEZ spill, and provides an overview of our efforts since that time."

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Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council (1999), v.56
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