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Trends in Oil Spills from Tankers Over the Past Ten Years (2015)
08 May 2015
Susannah Musk, Technical Support Coordinator
Poster presented at INTERSPILL 2015, 24-26 March 2015, Amsterdam
ITOPF maintains a database of recorded oil spills from tankers, combined carriers and barges. This contains information on accidental spillages since 1970, except those resulting from acts of war. Information is gathered from a wide variety of sources, including published material, such as the shipping press and other specialist publications, vessel owners and their insurers, and from ITOPF's own activities on site at incidents.
Whilst it is useful to observe the long term trends since 1970, it may also be beneficial to analyse more recent data for shorter term trends. We have analysed the period 2005 to 2014, making comparisons between the first five year period 2005-2009 and the second five year period 2010-2014.
This poster presents the results of an analysis of various aspects of incident information for tanker spills seven tonnes and over within the past ten years (2005-2014).