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OF THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD, COAST AND

GEODETIC SURVEY, AND NAVIGATION.
H. $. Congress. House.

COMMITTEE ON
MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

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FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 867, H.R. 3635, H.R. 8140
TO PROMOTE THE SAFETY OF PORTS, HARBORS, WATERFRONT
AREAS, AND NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

H.R. 6232
TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTROL OF MARINE TRAFFIC IN THE
PORTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CERTAIN

OTHER WATERWAYS

JULY 20, 21, 22; AUGUST 6, 13, 16, 17, 19, 23, 1971

Serial No. 92-12

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1971

67-959

.M436 1971a

COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland, Chairman
LEOXOR K. (MRS. JOHN B.) SULLIVAN, THOMAS M. PELLY, Washington
Missouri

WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California
FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania

CHARLES A. MOSHER, Ohio THOMAS L. ASHLEY, Ohio

JAMES R. GROVER, JR., New York JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts ALTON LENNON, North Carolina

PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan THOMAS N. DOWNING, Virginia

GEORGE A. GOODLING, Pennsylvania JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM G. BRAY, Indiana
PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

PAUL X. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California
FRANK A. STUBBLEFIELD, Kentucky JACK H. MCDONALD, Michigan
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

M. G. (GENE) SNYDER, Kentucky
JOSEPH E. KARTH, Minnesota

ROBERT H. STEELE, Connecticut WALTER B. JONES, North Carolina

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey ROBERT L. LEGGETT, California

PIERRE S. DUPONT IV, Delaware
SPEEDY 0. LONG, Louisfana

WILLIAM O. MILLS, Maryland
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
CHARLES H. GRIFFIN, Mississippi
GLENN M. ANDERSON, California
ELIGIO de la GARZA, Texas
PETER N. KYROS, Maine
ROBERT 0. TIERNAN, Rhode Island
JAMES V. STANTON, Ohio

RALPH E. CASEY, Chief Counsel
ROBERT J. McElroy, Chief Clerk

ERNEST J. CORRADO, Counsel
RICHARD N. SHAROOD, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE OF COAST GUARD, COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, AND NAVIGATION

FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania, Chairman ALTON LENNON, North Carolina

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

JAMES R. GROVER, JR., New York LEONOR K. (MRS. JOHN B.) SULLIVAN, PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan Missouri

JACK H. MCDONALD, Michigan PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

WILLIAM G. BRAY, Indiana WALTER B. JONES, North Carolina

M. G. (GENE) SNYDER, Kentucky
FRANK A. STUBBLEFIELD, Kentucky ROBERT H. STEELE, Connecticut
MARIO BIAGGI, New York

PIERRE S. DUPONT IV, Delaware
CHARLES H. GRIFFIN, Mississippi
ELIGIO de la GARZA, Texas
ROBERT 0. TIERNAN, Rhode Island
JAMES V, STANTON, Ohio

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Hearings held

July 20, 1971, Washington, D.C -

July 21, 1971, Washington, D.C.

July 22, 1971, Washington, D.C...
August 6, 1971, Boston, Mass..
August 13, 1971, New Orleans, La.
August 16, 1971, Galveston, Tex..
August 17, 1971, Houston, Tex..
August 19, 1971, San Francisco, Calif.

August 23, 1971, St. Louis, Mo...

Text of

H.R. 867

H.R. 3635.

H.R. 6232

H.R. 8140.

Executive Communication 86..

Reports from-

H.R. 867:

Interior Department.

Justice Department.

Navy Department..

State Department.

Treasury Department..

H.R. 6232:

Justice Department.

Navy Department.

State Department..

Treasury Department..

H.R. 8140:

Justice Department.-

Navy Department.

Treasury Department.

Statement by-

Abboud, Matt N., from the Teamsters Joint Council..

Altvater, George, executive director, Port of Houston Authority.

Ashooh, Joseph, Associated General Contractors of America.--

Barton, William H., Jr., senior vice president, Nashville Bridge Co..

Bender, Adm. Chester R., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard...

Berkefeld, Richard, president, West Gulf Maritime Association.

Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas..

Burke, Hon. James A., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Massachusetts.

Caldwell, Capt. William, executive vice president, International

Masters, Mates and Pilots..

Carlton, David, president, Marine Officers Association

Cassady, E. Michael, executive vice president, Water Resources

Congress.

Clotheir, Capt. Ernest A., president, American Pilots' Association,

Inc.

Coker, Harry L., Jr., presiding officer, Texas State Branch Pilots,

Ports of Galveston County

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DeSimone, Herbert F., Assistant Secretary for Environment and Page U on Systems, Department of Transportation -

19 Devoy, Charles S., port director, Port of Galveston.

293 De Wolf, Coindr. Clifford F., Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard.

19 Durkin, Capt. Robert, vice president, Pacific Division, Masters, Mates and Pilots..

376 Dyer, Eddie, vice president, Texas Offshore..

324 Eckhardt, Hon. Robert, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas.

310 Elder, Scott H., general counsel, Lake Carriers' Association...

136 Ellis, Thomas F., Jr., president, Ellis Towing and Transportation Co.- 280 Figari, Capt. William, vice president, Shipowners and Merchants Towboat Co., Ltd...

382 Filler, Bernie, attorney for Dearborn-Storm.

324 Geary, Jack D., vice president, Ohio River Co...

298 Gialla nza, Samn, vice president of the New Orleans Steamship Association

238 Gladders, Thomas L., vice president, G. W. Gladders Towing Co., Inc.

398 Gordon, Noble L., president of Mid-South Towing Co.-

244 Gould, Martin, president, New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association..

273 Halloran, John J., manager, Maritime Association of Greater Boston.- 213 Hammond, Rear Adm. Robert E., Chief, Office of Operations, U.S. Coast Guard...

19 Hass, Walter, of St. Louis, Mo.-

392 Hendrix, Ernest B., manager, Marine Division, Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., New Orleans, La-

271 Hillis, Julia, Sierra Club..

376 Hughes, Robert J., on behalf of the American Waterways Operators, Inc.

167 Jacobi, James N., general counsel, American Pilots Association, Inc.- 194 Jacobsen, J. A., on behalf of the Long Beach Pilots..

384 Joffray, Henry G., associate port director, Board of Commissioners, Port of New Orleans.

232 Kennedy, Capt. David M., American Federal Pilots.

156 Knight, Capt. Arthur M., executive vice president of Boston Tow Boat Co. and vice president, Mystic Steamship Corp-.-.

225 Kucera, Tony, vice president, Water Resources Congress

401 Lane, Alvis, counsel, American Waterways Operators, Inc.

167 Langner, Robert H., of the Marine Exchange..

351 Lawriat, George R., State pilot, Port of Boston..

219 Lehman, Charles, assistant to the vice president, Operations American Commercial Barge Line Co..

298 Mailliard, Hon. William S., a Representative in Congress from the State of California..

345 Massman, John T., Associated General Contractors of America.-- 188 McCarthy, Timothy R., vice president, McCarthy Bros. Construction Co..

391 McNeil, William, executive vice president, Oil Transport Co. of New Orleans, Inc.

167 Miller, Dale, president, Water Resources Congress.

176, 341 Miller, George P., a Representative in Congress from the State of California.

346 Mink, Hon. Patsy T., a Representative in Congress from the State of Hawaii.

193 Muller, Gerhardt G., the Port of New York Authority.

184 Parker, John O., counsel for the Boston Pilots.

222 Patton, William B., William Patton interests in Friendswood, Tex.. 284 Peavey, Clayton D., chief, Central Planning Division, the Port of New York Authority

184 Penrod, James N., on behalf of the Sierra Club.

376 Peterkin, George, Jr., president, Dixie Carriers Inc.

298 Phillips, E. C., American Institute of Merchant Shipping

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Page Press, William, administrative assistant to State Senator Peter Behr. 349 Prokop, John, American Institute of Merchant Shipping

144 Rea, Rear Adm. William F., III, Chief, Office of Merchant Marine Safety, U.S. Coast Guard.

19 Reed, John H., chairman, National Transportation Safety Board 347 Reynolds, James J., president, American Institute of Merchant Shipping-

144 Schultz, Richard L., chairman, Committee VIII, American Association of Port Authorities.

151 Sheffer, Loran, executive director, Texas Offshore Marine Industry Association

324 Shore, Melvin, director, Port of Sacramento.

364 Shortie, Robert L., senior vice president, Water Resources Congress- 263 Simenstad, Capt. A. M., president, San Francisco Bar Pilots.

371 Skinner, Capt. Zane, presiding officer, Houston Pilots--

332 Smith, Charles, practicing attorney, on behalf of Kelso Marine.

287 Smith, Edward A., president, Alamo Barge Lines.

308 Soules, Tom, director, Massachusetts Port Authority

216 Steinberg, Philip, regional vice president, American Institute of Merchant Shipping for the Pacific Region.

383 Stout, Arthur W., Jr., general manager, Todd Shipyards Corp., Houston division..

316 Swift, James, vice president of Waterways Journal

399 Thompson, George S., president, Associated Branch Pilots

273 Verner, Walter, vice president of operations, Ingram Barge Co

274 Walker, Allan, New England Chapter of the Sierra Club

228 Walton, Richard E., president, Crescent River Port Pilot Association. 264

Wolff, Miss Miriam E., port director, Port of San Francisco, Calif.. 360 Additional material submitted byAmerican Institute of Merchant Shipping, pilot licenses.

148 Association of Bay Area Governments, prepared statement.

386 Clothier, Capt. Ernest A., pilot commissioners

200 Coast Guard: Agenda including list of documents..

53 An analysis of the San Francisco Regional Organization on

Shipping and the Environment (ROSE), reports and recom-
mendations.

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Code for the construction and equipment of ships carrying dan-
gerous chemicals in buik.

47, 54 Construction and equipment of tankers

40 Draft of changes between H.R. 17830 and H.R. 8140.

27 Inter-governmental maritime consultative organization: Maritime pollution.

111 Maritime Safety Committee.

113 Limitation of tank size of tankers from the point of view of preventing pollution of the sea..

41 List of participants-subcommittee on Ship Design and Equipment, 6th session..

109 Marine pollution activities of IMCO.

118 Oil spill prosecutions.

35 Proposals for requirements relating to tank arrangements and to the limitation of tank size...

83 Proposed recommendation on safety measures for periodically

unattended machine spaces of cargo ships additional to those

normally considered necessary for attended machinery space.- 105 Recommendation on the steering gear for large ships.

108 Report to the Maritime Safety Committee.

47 Report of the United States delegation...

41 Summary of six position papers

38 Work program of the subcommittee on ship design and equipment. 108 Elder, Scott H., statement given before the Coast Guard Subcommittee on September 16,1970.

136 Giallanza, Sam, regulations applying to Mississippi River pilots..

242 Gordon, Noble L.: Civil action 68-2254..

249 Ship collision reasons given.

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