Accidental oil spills from marine shipping
Assessment made on 01 May 2004
- WHS 011
Policy issue: Are we reducing oil discharges from marine shipping?
Despite an increase in the marine transport of oil, the world-wide average number of accidental oil spills above 7 tonnes has been estimated at 24.1 per year for the decade 1970-79, 8.8 per year for the decade 1980-89 and 7.3 per year for the decade 1990-99. In 2000 there was one spill of 250 tonnes (Germany) and 3 spills in 2001 totalling 2628 tonnes including 1 spill (Denmark) of 2400 tonnes.
For references, please go to http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/accidental-oil-spills-from-marine-shipping-1 or scan the QR code.
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