When an oil spill occurs close to a coastline it is of outmost importance to prevent the oil reaching the shore, as this will dramatically increase the environmental impact, the associated cleanup time and economic cost.
- Conclusion from the ‘Oil Spill Recovery Report’ from the Baltic Carrier accident in Groensund, Denmark 2001, states that oil recovery in shallow waters should be improved
- General HELCOM** recommendation of improving oil recovery on shallow waters
- NOFO*** has increased focus on the shallow water zone
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