Accidental oil tanker spills in European seas

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'European seas' as used here covers the North-East Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Seas

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Spills shown are over 7 tonnes. Oil spilt in an incident means all oil lost to the environment, including that which is burnt or remains in a sunken vessel. Despite the fact that the vast majority of spills are less than 7 tonnes, data on numbers and volumes for small spills 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: Northeast Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea

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