Protecting our Shores from Oil Spills – Operational Procedures and Ship Designs

March 4, 2008

253 SR
The purpose of this hearing is to evaluate operational incidents associated with oil spills. The Subcommittee will examine non-tank vessel fuel tank design, the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic System (VTS), and the U.S. vessel pilot system.


Majority Statement

  • Frank R. Lautenberg


Minority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2

  • Captain Ed Page U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    Marine Exchange of Alaska
  • Mr. Paul Kirchner

    Executive Director and General Counsel
    American Pilots Association
  • Dr. Kirsi Tikka

    Vice President, Global Technology and Business Development
    American Bureau of Shipping