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Over the past half a century our technical staff have provided objective advice in relation to more than 750 ship-sourced marine spills in 100 countries.
Our first-hand experience allows us to offer additional services in the fields of damage assessment, contingency planning, training and information, often at no charge for our staff time to Members and Associates.
As at February 2017, Membership stood at some 410 million GT, comprising nearly 7,800 shipowners who together own or operate over 13,000 tank vessels. Shipowners having Associate status stood at 779 million GT and are entered en-bloc via their P&I insurers for ease of administration.
On 11th August 2006, the tanker SOLAR 1, carrying approximately 2,000 tonnes of intermediate fuel oil, encountered problems in rough seas and sank in the Guimaras Straits.
Thousands of tonnes of oil were soon spilling from the stricken vessel's ruptured tanks and during the next 12 days the entire cargo of approximately 119,000 tonnes of Kuwait crude oil was lost.