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Accidental tanker oil spills (above 7 tonnes per spill), European seas

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Oil spilt in an incident includes all oil lost to the environment, including that which is burnt or remains in a sunken vessel

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Despite the fact that the vast majority of spills are less than 7 tonnes, data on numbers and amounts are unreliable and such accidents are regarded to have a relatively small contribution to the overall quantity of oil spilled into the marine environment, as a result of tanker accidents.
Geographical coverage note: European Seas cover the north-east Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea

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