Design of Ships for the Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuels
Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd. (PNTL) operates a small fleet of ships for the carriage of spent nuclear fuels.
Some details are presented - including aspects of the hull design, power plant, operation, safety and reliabiltiy - to provide an over-view of the vessel design.
The reference design cited is the ‘Pacific Pintail’ - the latest addition to the fleet.
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- Japan Ministry of Transport document, submitted to The International Maritime Organization, Maritime Safety Committee 14th Session, 1979, MSC XL/25/1, “Safety Requirements for Sea-going Ships Carrying Spent Nuclear Fuel Shipping Casks”.Google Scholar